genitals, intersex, hypospadias, intactivism 

I read an article yesterday that made me rethink my stance on operations to correct hypospadias in children and infants.
Hypospadias correction operations are closer to forced gender reassignment of intersex children than I realized. One in 125 children assigned male at birth have operations performed to correct hypospadias. Many of these operations also require circumcision, the tissue of the foreskin is used to construct a urethra.
The author is an intersex professor, and he shows how much of the medical literature on hypospadias tries to erase the existence of intersex genitals with inaccurate diagrams, drawn to look more like a "normal" penis that has a misplaced urethra.

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