Sat. Mar 23rd, 2019

Intersex surgeries: Is it right to assign sex to a baby?

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The UN says as many as 1.7% of the world have intersex traits – that’s the same as the number of people with red hair. All over the world, children with intersex traits are being operated on to be sex assigned at birth – sometimes with devastating consequences.

BBC Gender and Identity Reporter Megha Mohan explores the hidden world of intersex children.

Videojournalist: Natalia Zuo

Intersex: Is it right to assign sex to a baby?

Attitudes are changing to the medical practice, with some calling them limiting and unnecessary.

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