Bill proposed by NY state senator would ban medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children

(CNN)Legislation that would effectively ban "medically unnecessary" surgeries on intersex children prior to their ability to give informed consent in New York will be announced Friday by state Sen. Brad Hoylman.

The measure, which would require that a patient issue informed consent prior to any procedure, will "protect intersex children from medical intervention and allow them to make these decisions for themselves when they are prepared to do so," Hoylman said.
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