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The United Nations Today, have launched a mini-campaign to raise awareness of the challenges facing intersex people. Did you know that up to 1.7 per cent of babies are born with intersex traits – meaning their chromosomes, hormones or, in some cases, genitals don’t fit typical definitions of male or female?

Please take a moment to watch this video, which traces the dramatic moments leading up to the birth of a child as a new father’s excitement turns to confusion on learning that his new baby is intersex. Too often, this is the moment when parents come under pressure to agree to surgery aimed at so-called “normalizing” their baby’s body. Modifying a baby’s body for cosmetic and social reasons has no medical justification, carries high risks, can leave deep physical, emotional and psychological scars – and violates their rights.

The UN is calling for a series of measures to protect intersex people from harm – including a ban on unnecessary medical procedures on intersex children, support for intersex people and their families, training for doctors and medical professionals, and effective anti-discrimination laws that address unfair treatment of intersex people throughout their lives.

Learn more by visiting the UN's new intersex awareness page, where, in addition to the new video, you’ll find facts and figures and hear directly from intersex people.

You can play your part in raising awareness by sharing this message and our new video with your friends and contacts. Thank you for your support and for all that you do for the cause of universal human rights.

Read More:

https://www.unfe.org/intersex-awareness/?t=dXNlcmlkPTM1NCxlbWFpbGlkPTM2

#Intersex #LGBTIQ #information #UN #UnitedNations

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Sun, Sep 20
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Tue, Sep 22
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Thu, Sep 24
Volunteer Centre - Valletta
Sep 24, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM GMT+2
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Fri, Sep 25
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HIV Rapid Testing & Consultation on HIV Prevention
Tue, Sep 29
Volunteer Centre - Valletta
Sep 29, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM GMT+2
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The Health Department in conjunction with doctors and nurses from the GU Clinic will be offering rapid testing in HIV and consultation on PrEP use. In view of COVID19 mitigation measures, walk-ins will not be possible. Appointments can be made in advance to be scheduled between 08.30am and 12.30pm
HIV Rapid Testing & Consultation on HIV Prevention
Wed, Sep 30
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Sep 30, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM GMT+2
Volunteer Centre - Valletta, Melita St, Valletta, Malta
The Health Department in conjunction with doctors and nurses from the GU Clinic will be offering rapid testing in HIV and consultation on PrEP use. In view of COVID19 mitigation measures, walk-ins will not be possible. Appointments can be made in advance to be scheduled between 08.30am and 12.30pm