Intersex Campaign for Equality
The Chilean government is urging doctors to stop performing “normalizing” genital surgeries, a.k.a. Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM)! In a “document the Chilean Ministry of Health released last week expressed its opposition to “unnecessary ‘normalization’ treatments of intersex children” that include “irreversible genital surgeries until they are of a sufficient age to make decisions about their bodies.” (Read full article here).
We celebrate with intersex Chileans, their allies and loved ones, and give special thanks to LGBT activist Camilo Godoy Pena (pictured here holding a sign advocating, in Spanish, for an end to IGM), for lobbying government officials!