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How You Can Help End Intersex Genital Mutilation Right Now (VIDEO)

How You Can Help End Intersex Genital Mutilation Right Now (VIDEO)

Hi everyone!
I’m thrilled to see the intersex movement growing, but many folks still don’t understand why the human rights abuse of Intersex Genital Mutilation, or IGM (a.k.a. medically unnecessary nonconsensual surgeries on intersex infants and minors) persists, or what they can do to help end it. I’ve been told (and finally made myself watch it so can confirm, lol) that this video — a recording of my presentation in August, 2014 at the Genital Autonomy Conference in Boulder, CO — does an excellent, engaging job at educating folks on precisely these issues. You can help end IGM right now without spending a penny. Please watch and share, and thank you in advance for being beautiful, loving allies and human beings!

Special giant thanks to wonderful photographer and videographer James Loewen for making this video
and posting it on Intersex Awareness Day, October 26th, 2017. #IAD2017 #StopIGM

NOTE: Since this presentation was given, I have begun asking expecting parents if they know whether they’re expecting a boy, girl, OR intersex child. Also, there was a 2012 study performed in the Netherlands and Belgium on intersex adults, including somewhat have not been subjected to IGM, but the results were inconclusive. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/2012/276742/

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Interesting fact: At approx. 1.7% of the population, Intersex people are as common as red-heads. “Everyone’s met an intersex person, you just may not know you have.”

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