Intersex people are still subject to invasive and often irreversible medical or surgical treatments to modify their sex characteristics, mainly to align them to social standards of so-called male and female bodies.
As the latest FRA EU-LGBTI II Survey Report confirms, the majority of such treatments lack the free and informed consent of the person concerned.
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We created infographics about some of the issues intersex people in Europe face. You can find the link for the first infographic here:
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The Data displayed in this infographic is based on the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) EU-LGBTI II (2019) Survey Report “A long way to go for LGBTI equality” Published on May 14th 2020
Intersex people face medical interventions without full consent!
62% of intersex survey respondents that where subjected to surgery say they did not provide – and were not asked for – their own or their parents’ fully informed consent before their first surgical intervention to modify their sex characteristics.
49% Almost half of those intersex respondents say that fully informed consent was not provided for hormonal treatment, or for any other type of medical treatment.
Medical interventions without personal, prior, persistent & fully informed consent are a violation of bodily integrity and self-determination and of human rights
Intersex? Pathologization? Sex Characteristics?
Intersex individuals are born with sex characteristics that do not fit the typical definition of male or female. This can become apparent at birth or later in life.
Pathologization is the practice to frame something undesirable in an individual or social body and as a desease or disorder, even without a vital medical necessity.
Sex Characteristics are describing the sexual anatomy, reproductive organs, hormonal structure and/or levels and/or chromosomal patterns of a person
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Source of Data displayed: ©European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) EU-LGBTI II (2019) Survey Report “A long way to go for LGBTI equality” ISBN 978-92-9474-843-0 doi:10.2811/667747 TK-04-20-044-EN-N