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“European countries have been slow in recognising and upholding the human rights of intersex people and the gender diversity they represent,” wrote Nils Muižnieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights, in a ground-breaking 2015 report on the self-determination and physical integrity of intersex people.
He added: “It is urgent to end unnecessary medical treatment and surgery of intersex individuals without their consent; to respect their right not to undergo sex assignment treatment; to review medical classifications which treat variations in sex characteristics as a pathology; and to ensure intersex persons’ right to self-determination by facilitating their legal recognition in official documents.”
presented by the Intersex Youth Advocacy Group based in the United States