Not only do we still cut infants at birth, but it seems to still be the norm in the U.S., often without even the parents being fully informed about what kinds of ‘minor congenital defect’ the baby was born with. Intersex activist groups all around the world continue to struggle against this, at the national and UN level, yet aticles like this present new sugery techniques as ‘advances’ without even a mention of the enormity of the pushback led by organizations composed of adults who were subjected to these surgeries at birth. Some links:
And, part 77 of the “United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel,inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”, which of course vigorously decries these practices, but evidently Wake Forrest and, well, every major news outlet reporting on this case haven’t read it yet:
Edit: the problem is in supposing who is a “baby boy” and who is a “baby girl” and which way you have to shove those square pegs into those discete round holes. So, while some say that the ‘boys’ can now stop being artificially ‘reassigned female’ at birth, and whoo-hoo! then, it’s still the same old phalometer and same old imposition of someone else’s tastes over sovergn bodies.