Council of Europe adopts historic intersex-inclusive Resolution

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe addressed for the first
time bodily integrity of intersex children by adopting the Resolution on
Children’ s Right to Physical Integrity (1952 (2013)).

The resolution inter alia calls on Council of Europe Member States to
“undertake further research to increase knowledge about the specific
situation of intersex people, ensure that no-one is subjected to
unnecessary medical or surgical treatment that is cosmetic rather than
vital for health during infancy or childhood, guarantee bodily integrity,
autonomy and self-determination to persons concerned, and provide families
with intersex children with adequate counselling and support.”

Read the joint statement of OII Europe and ILGA-EUROPE here <
http://ilga- europe.org/ home/news/ for_media/ media_releases/ parliamentary_ assembly_ of_the_council_ of_europe_ adopts_historica l_intersex_ resolution>
.

Link to the Resolution:
http://www.assembly .coe.int/ nw/xml/XRef/ X2H-Xref- ViewPDF.asp? FileID=20174&lan g=en

© TGEU 2009, TGEU – transgender europe TGEU, Europe
Council of Europe adopts ground-breaking Resolution on Intersex Children
Thu, 10/03/2013 – 16:30 — Richard

http://www.tgeu. org/Council_ of_Europe_ adopts_ground- breaking_ Resolution_ on_Intersex_ Children

 

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