“WE EXIST!” – INTERSEX COMMUNITY AROUND THE WORLD RESPOND TO REMARKS BY THE VATICAN

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Vatican office said intersex babies should be subject to medically unnecessary procedures to make them ‘normal’

Intersex people have delivered a powerful call to the Vatican, saying ‘we exist’.

Networks, organizations and activists expressed their grave concern following a document released by the Congregation for Catholic Education. The office said intersex children must be subject to forced medical intervention to ‘normalize’ them.

Elsewhere in the document, the office also said trans people ‘annihilate the concept of nature’.

Intersex groups tell Vatican: ‘We exist’

Intersex-led and allied groups around the world have penned an open letter to the office.

They say the comments will cause ‘profound distress to many intersex people and our families’.

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