NYC: Bil meant to protect autonomy over decisions

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    • NYC: Bil meant to protect autonomy over decisions

      Legislation that would effectively ban "medically unnecessary" surgeries on intersex children prior to their ability to give informed consent in New York
      :thumbup:



      This is a common criticism, sometimes going as far as alleging that the legislation would ban circumcision.
      However, Hoylman says his bill "clearly defines what is a medical necessity and it is limited to treatment or intervention on sex characteristics, which is laid out very clearly in terms of what kinds of procedures" would qualify.
      ;(

      "Parents don't own their children," said Hoylman. "They protect them and guide them into adulthood. And I believe this legislation will enshrine that important concept into law that your child, to the extent possible, should have control over their own bodies and should not be subject to irreversible medical procedures...
      ???

      koamnewsnow.com/news/politics/…ersex-children/1140501784
      Indeed, as the history of female circumcision suggests, if male circumcision were confined to developing nations, it would by now have emerged as an international cause celebre, stirring passionate opposition from feminists, physicians, politicians, and the global human rights community.
      If routine medical circumcision didn't exist today, no one would dare to invent it.


      David Gollaher
    • Gäbe es religiöse Vorschriften über die Umoperation intersexueller Kinder sähe die Sache in "God's own Country" gänzlich anders aus.
      Da darf man Eltern ja nicht mal über die Risiken des "oralen Penis-Absaugens" informieren. Wegen "Freedom of Religion"
      Indeed, as the history of female circumcision suggests, if male circumcision were confined to developing nations, it would by now have emerged as an international cause celebre, stirring passionate opposition from feminists, physicians, politicians, and the global human rights community.
      If routine medical circumcision didn't exist today, no one would dare to invent it.


      David Gollaher
    • According to Human Rights Watch, surgeries on intersex patients can lead to damaged genital nerve endings and reduced sexual function....
      Hey, gilt das nicht für alle amputativen Eingriffe an Genitalien?
      Indeed, as the history of female circumcision suggests, if male circumcision were confined to developing nations, it would by now have emerged as an international cause celebre, stirring passionate opposition from feminists, physicians, politicians, and the global human rights community.
      If routine medical circumcision didn't exist today, no one would dare to invent it.


      David Gollaher