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Doctors should be banned from performing genital reshaping surgery on intersex infants
Doctors should be banned from performing genital reshaping surgery on intersex infants.
Genital reshaping surgeries on intersex infants are unnecessary as they encourage conforming to outdated and binary ideas of gender.
It is better to wait until potential patients are adolescents or adults to perform such surgery.
It is wrong to perform a life-altering procedure on someone who cannot consent to it.
The procedure often comes with many health risks.
Intersex children should be able to decide the gender they are raised as.
Genital reshaping surgery can help avoid medical complications later in life.
It is wrong to ban a surgery that might be the best course of action for some individuals on the basis that it is not the best course of action for all individuals.
Genital reshaping surgery can help ensure the intersex child can live as socially "normal" a life as possible.
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