The California legislature has become the first in the nation to pass a resolution expressing opposition to non-consensual intersex surgeries. While resolutions have no effect on law or public policy they raise awareness and could lead to future legislation.

These surgeries are not medically necessary. Intersex advocates claim that they are often performed on teens without their fully informed consent. The procedures can be emotionally and physically harmful.

More information is available at interACT Advocates for Intersex Youth.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.