"Intersex Genital Mutilations as a Harmful Practice": Briefing for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Geneva 21.01.2015
The aim of the briefing was to argue the case for recognising IGMs as a harmful practice and to promote the development of a holistic framework to eliminate all IGM practices. For the first goal we can claim a success so far with the Q&A on Intersex during the Committee's 68th session initiated by the CRC chair, criticising early intersex surgeries as a "harmful practice" and urging Switzerland to discuss legislation.
The web version of the briefing (>>> PDF 3.14 MB) includes references and annotation.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- IGM: A Survivor's Perspective
- Intersex Movement History
- Intersex is NOT THE SAME as LGBT
- What are IGM Practices?
- Variations of Sex Anatomy
- IGM 1 - "Masculinising" Surgeries
- IGM 2 - "Feminising" Surgeries
- IGM 3 - Sterilising Procedures
- Overview: Further IGM Practices
- How Common is IGM?
- Countries with Less Access to Paediatric Surgery
- IGM: Historical Overview
- IGM: Human Rights Perspectives
- Conclusion: IGM as a Harmful Practice
Intersex Genital Mutilations • 17 Most Common
Human Rights Violations Of Children With Variations Of Sex Anatomy
IGM – Historical Overview • What is Intersex? • How Common are IGMs?
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