THE German Ethics Council is consulting intersex people on our issues.
From the text of the survey’s introduction page, it appears that the Council has already consulted with the “experts” – medical doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social scientists and lawyers – and now they wish to consult with us.
We look forward to reading the results of the survey and the Council’s recommendations.
- Intersexuelle Menschen e.V. – Shadow Report CESCR 2010
From the web page above:
Official estimates classify approximately 80 000 – 120 000 people living in Germany as intersexed. Following birth, some 95% of them were or will be systematically submitted to genital surgery and various other medical interventions – notwithstanding their personal rights, their physically and biologically determined construction and, without evident scientific proof. The intersexed people regard these massive and mostly irreversible interferences as a violation of their autonomy and as an undignified act of violence. …