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Bill proposed by NY state senator would ban medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children

News Summed Up 2019-11-08 05:30:00

(CNN) Legislation that would effectively ban "medically unnecessary" surgeries on intersex children prior to their ability to give informed consent in New York will be announced Friday by state Sen. Brad Hoylman. HRW worked with interACT and interviewed hundreds of intersex patients, advocates, parents and physicians to produce a 2017 report on the subject, which came to these conclusions. In its 2017 report , Human Rights Watch concluded that performing medically unnecessary genital surgeries on children before they are able to consent constitutes a fundamental violation of their human rights. 201, argue that the decision as to what constitutes a medically necessary versus unnecessary surgery is too vague. She opposes legislation to ban medically unnecessary surgeries for children.