I just ran across a good article with illustrations and explanations of different kinds of intersex genitals. It explains how many of the operations performed on children without their consent are unneeded and often harmful.

"We need society, the medical field, and intersex communities themselves to acknowledge that nature provides humanity with a wide range of forms, so that all of our bodies can be recognized as valid. Unless there is an actual rare functional problem, our bodies should not be altered in infancy, and only those functional problems should be addressed. Our genitals should be altered only if we ourselves request it, to make ourselves comfortable in our own skin, not to make society comfortable by our medical erasure. Society must come again to embrace the diversity that is nature's gift to us."

All children deserve to be protected from genital cutting without consent, whether they are male, female, or intersex.

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