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I Want to Be Like Nature Made Me: Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Children in the US

interACT and Human Rights Watch Family/whānauHealthRainbowReport
I Want to Be Like Nature Made Me: Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Children in the US

This report is the result of months of in-depth research and interviews with intersex individuals, parents of intersex children, and doctors to uncover the truth about intersex medical care in the United States: the practices and their consequences; what has changed over the decades of international activism; and what still remains to be done.

The report is based on in-depth interviews conducted by Human Rights Watch researcher Kyle Knight and Dr. Suegee Tamar-Mattis, a physician and Human Rights Watch research consultant, with 30 intersex adults, 2 intersex children, 17 parents of intersex children, and 21 healthcare practitioners including gynecologists, endocrinologists, urologists, psychologists, and other mental health providers who work with intersex people. The report also contains an extensive literature review, and features the available data on surgeries.

Publication date: 25 Jul 2017 Read the report here
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