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Suit Claiming Doctors Performed Sex-Assignment Surgery Without Consent Can Move Forward

The suit, filed on behalf of a child born with an intersex condition, claims social workers and doctors violated his constitutional rights by assigning him a biological sex shortly after birth.

The suit, filed on behalf of a child born with an intersex condition, claims social workers and doctors violated his constitutional rights by assigning him a biological sex shortly after birth.

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But Not a Drop to Drink: How Trans and Intersex Groups Struggle to Make Ends Meet

“As we’re T-specific,” said an interviewee, “it is difficult to access LGBT funding.” The irony of this should be lost on no one.

A new report from the American Jewish World Service and Global Action for Trans Equality looks at the funding landscape for trans and intersex activism. “As we’re T-specific,” said one interviewee, “it is difficult to access LGBT funding.” The irony of this should be lost on no one.

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The Biology of Gender, and When (if Ever) Children Should Be Given Sex Reassignment Surgery

A state court issues a landmark decision for transgender rights while ACOG lifts its ban on treating men.

The first words uttered after a child is born are often “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!” But sometimes doctors don’t know exactly what to say. How does this happen, and what should parents and doctors do?

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Historic Lawsuit Claims Doctors Performed Unnecessary Surgery on Intersex Child

According to a complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center and others, doctors and officials from the state of South Carolina performed unnecessary sex assignment surgery on an infant in their care.

According to a complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center and others, doctors and officials from the state of South Carolina performed unnecessary sex assignment surgery on an infant in their care.

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Stuck in the Middle with You: Inventing “Normal” for Sex and Gender

Our culture struggles with the notion of how gender ought to manifest — that there are fixed recognizable differences in the look and function of sex organs, presence of hormones and type of chromosomes that generate two distinct and bounded categories: male and female. And therefore man and woman. But actually, there aren’t.

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Running Like A Girl: Sex-Stereotyping in the Olympics

Male athletes–think Armstrong, Phelps, jockeys–have “physical traits” considered responsible for superior performance, while elite female athletes are increasingly being tested and “treated” for “Disorders of Sexual Development.”

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Stop Policing Caster Semenya’s Gender

Caster Semenya should not be placed on trial — it’s our society’s outmoded perspective on gender that’s due for an overhaul. That race for equality won’t be won until we’re all free to safely cross the finish line together.

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South African Minister Writes UN to Decry Treatment of Semenya and “Patriarchy in the Sporting World”

In a letter to the UN, South African Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities states that the questioning of Caster Semenya’s gender is based on a stereotypical view of physical features and abilities attributable to women, and demonstrates the extent of patriarchy within the world’s sporting community.

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Roundup: Employees of US Contractor in Afghanistan Accused of Sex Trafficking

News analysts continue to debate fallout from health reform speech outburst by Joe Wilson; gender identity of South African athlete publicly discussed; US private security contractor in Afghanistan accused of sex trafficking.

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