. Intersex Kids Are Getting Caught in the GOP’s War on Trans Health Care « JO LEE MAGAZINE

VICE/So far this year, legislators in at least 18 states have introduced bills that would block trans kids from gender-affirming health care. But 16 of those bills, according to a VICE News analysis, contain a startling exception: They explicitly do not apply to the medically unnecessary surgeries performed on intersex children. No state has passed a law to directly ban these procedures.

“Intersex,” an umbrella term that encompasses upwards of 20 conditions, describes individuals whose combination of chromosomes, gonads, and genitalia place them somewhere on the spectrum between typical definitions of “male” and “female.”

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