California weighs unique intersex surgery ban for some kids - apnews.com

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...SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers are considering a first-of-its-kind ban on medically unnecessary surgeries for children born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia until they are at least 6.The measure refers to intersex people who are born with genitalia, chromosomes or reproductive organs that don't fit typical definitions for males or females.

...Examples include people born with both ovaries and male genitals or incompletely formed genitals that can be ambiguous.

...The proposal would make California the first state in the U.S. to ban some of the procedures on infants, and lawmakers were scheduled to vote on it in a committee hearing Monday.

...The bill would ban all intersex procedures on children 6 and under, unless they are deemed medically necessary by the Medical Board of California.

...Wiener said an example of a medically necessary procedure would be correcting a dangerous condition that prevents some intersex infants from urinating.

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