This bill relates to the banning of medically unnecessary cosmetic, genital, reconstructive surgery on intersex infants to modify atypical or ambiguous genitalia and other sex characteristics.
Intersex is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of natural variations that affect genitals, gonads, hormones, chromosomes or reproductive organs. Sometimes these characteristics are visible
at birth, sometimes they appear at puberty, and sometimes they are not physically apparent at all. By modifying infants’ genitalia for the purpose of making their appearance more consistent with antiquated masculine or feminine ideals you risk irreversible damage to their physical and mental well-being. These procedures should be delayed until the individual is able to make an informed decision for themselves.