Intersex Genital Mutilation Without Informed Consent

"Human Rights in Global Light" 2007-2008 report, Human Rights Summit (SFSU)
May 18, 2008

Rising second-year PSR student Michael Mallory's article on intersex genital mutilation (see pdf page 87) begins: "Fear, shame and secrecy surrounding issues of genitals and sex have stymied our understanding of sexuality and how gender roles are constructed. This miscomprehension has been the impetus for parents whose children are born with “ambiguous” genitals to seek reconstructive surgery for them..."