Iceland’s Intersex Children at Risk As Without New Protection, Activist Says

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02/19/2019

The future health of Iceland’s intersex children has been put at risk with the removal of protections from a draft law that promotes transgender rights, the country’s leading intersex activist said on Tuesday. An article in the draft Bill on Act on Sexual and Gender Autonomy, expected to come before the Icelandic Parliament this month, which would have outlawed cosmetic surgeries on intersex infants, was taken out, said Kitty Anderson, the founder of Intersex Iceland. “These practices are rooted in disgust, that our bodies aren’t good enough, that they don’t look the right way,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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