I Want to Be Like Nature Made Me: Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Children in the US

interACT is excited to announce the launch of a joint report with Human Rights Watch: “‘I Want to Be Like Nature Made Me’: Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Children in the US.”

This report is the result of months of in-depth research and interviews with intersex individuals, parents of intersex children, and doctors to uncover the truth about intersex medical care in the United States: the practices and their consequences; what has changed over the decades of international activism; and what still remains to be done.

interACT could not be more grateful to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Human Rights Watch on what is certain to have an earth-shaking impact in the intersex, medical, and legal communities.

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Press Release

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The official launch event was on July 25, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois, by invitation only. Watch the entire event below.

Human Rights Watch Report Video

What You Can Do To Help

Use this Advocacy Fact Sheet to contact doctors

Share this report with as wide a network as possible!

HRW Report Video

Use social media to target the doctors and hospitals performing these surgeries

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Learn more about how to lobby medical professionals to change their policies

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Read the document

Review the recent recommendations of the intersex community