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Bill Banning Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Children Fails

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intersex children. The bill would have prevented certain surgeries until the children were old enough to participate in the decision around the procedures.State Sen.

Scott Walker, a Democrat from San Francisco, has previously tried to pass similar bills over the past few years. His most recent bill would have prohibited unnecessary surgeries on intersex children until they were 12 years old.Intersex people are those born with nontypical male and female sex characteristics.

When intersex children are born, many undergo irreversible surgeries.“These irreversible genital reconstruction surgeries – usually performed when a child with variations in their genitalia are infants – have lifelong consequences.

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