Congratulations to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Free & Equal campaign on launching a new website, “United Nations for Intersex Awareness“.
Because their bodies don’t comply with typical definitions of male or female, intersex children and adults are frequently subjected to forced sterilisation and irreversible surgery, and suffer discrimination in schools, workplaces and other settings – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
Intersex children don’t need to be “fixed”; they are perfect just as they are! The United Nations is calling on governments and parents to protect intersex children from harm.
Are you a parent? These sites may be of interest:
Baby M’s story, in Australia (English)
Mi bebé intersexual, in Spain (Spanish)
Many intersex organisations also provide information for parents, including interACT (US), OII Australia, and OII-USA.