IGM mention, autonomy 

Here is a good talk by an intersex person on childhood intersex gender assignment surgeries, which are almost never medically needed, and often very harmful. youtube.com/watch?v=9A1rO3eDVM

Here is another good video on the subject, by someone who had IGM performed on them as an infant, before they could consent: youtube.com/watch?v=9yHAYOvTdM Being born intersex is about as common as being born a redhead.

"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." - intersexroadshow.blogspot.com/

All children deserve to be protected from genital cutting without consent, whether they are male, female, or intersex. Autonomy over your own body is a human right.

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