American Medical Student Association joins call to defer “normalizing” surgeries

To mark Intersex Awareness Day, the American Medical Student Association “joins the call to end medically unnecessary, non-consensual genital “normalizing” surgeries that continue to be performed on intersex youth”:

AMSA recognizes the role that medical education plays in systems-level practice changes. We call on institutions to ensure that faculty are teaching evidence-based medicine, and that rising generations of physicians have the proper tools to care for intersex patients. To that end, AMSA urges medical schools to include comprehensive, mandatory curriculum and provide training on intersex health such that children born as intersex are afforded bodily autonomy and self-determination, and so that care is delivered in a patient-centered, consensual, equitable model.

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