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interACT’s own press releases.

  • Intersex Justice Project co-founders Saifa and Pidgeon smile while holding protest signs in a Chicago train, on their way to lead a protest to make Lurie Children's Hospital end intersex surgery.

Intersex Justice Project’s #EndIntersexSurgery Campaign Receives Unprecedented Promise of Action from a U.S. Hospital

July 29th, 2020|

Intersex Justice Project co-founders Sean Saifa Wall and Pidgeon Pagonis. (Photo: Sara Jane Rhee, Love & Struggle Photo)   Intersex Justice Project's three-year #EndIntersexSurgery campaign earned a historic victory today for intersex bodily autonomy, building on over 30 years of work by intersex advocates.  Pressured by intersex people and several of its own

  • Hearing of SB 201 in the California Senate B&P committee.

California’s Legislative Fight to Protect Intersex Children Pushed to 2020

April 8th, 2019|

interACT staff, Board, and Youth members pose with sponsoring Senator Scott Wiener and allies from the ACLU and Equality California. (Eler de Grey)   California's Legislative Fight to Protect Intersex Children From Nonconsensual Genital Surgeries Pushed to 2020 Senator Wiener and the medical professionals and civil rights organizations supporting SB 201 will bring it back

Press Kit: interACT Announces California’s SB 201!

February 4th, 2019|

  SB 201 would ensure that people born with variations in their sex characteristics and genitalia are given the opportunity to provide informed consent before any medical treatments that could irreversibly affect puberty, sexual function, or fertility, including reducing a clitoris, creating a vagina, or removing healthy gonadal tissue.    California Senator Scott Wiener

  • interACT staff and allies at the Sacramento capitol building after a victorious hearing for SCR-110.

VICTORY: California is the First in the U.S. to Pass Legislation on Intersex Rights

August 28th, 2018|

HISTORY: MADE! Today, interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, Equality California, and California State Senator Scott Wiener celebrate the passing of the first legislation in U.S. history to name the harms of non-consensual medical interventions on intersex people. Earlier today the state of California passed SCR-110, a resolution calling on the medical profession to heed international human rights guidelines and

Refocus Intersex Care Standards


September 7th, 2017|

Human Rights Watch and interACT sent letters to the medical associations, the Pediatric Endocrine Society and the Societies for Pediatric Urology, urging them to use their upcoming international medical conferences to publicly affirm their support to end medically unnecessary surgery on intersex children. Read the press release below.

interACT SPU Media Release Statement

May 12th, 2017|

Today marks the beginning of the annual meeting of pediatric urologists, a medical speciality often tasked with caring for the health and well being of infants born with intersex traits. In recognition of the deeply harmful impact of medically unnecessary surgical interventions that continue to this day, despite over twenty years of advocacy by intersex

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Invites Intersex to the Table!

June 27th, 2013|

Today, AIC was invited to participate in an National Institute of Health (NIH) Listening Session.  According to NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, these Listening Session are “part of our efforts to advance the health of LGBTI individuals, we will seek community input over the next year (including listening sessions and a public Request For Information),