Open Letter of Concern to ’53rd ESPE 2014′ + Irish DSD Universities and Children’s Clinics

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[…] We’d like to respectfully remind you that such non-consensual procedures

     constitute fundamental human rights
      violations (see below),
  
  constitute violations of civil, criminal,
      constitutional and international law, [1]
  
  constitute violations of ethics
      principles and regulations, [2]
  
  have been criticised by survivors as
      harmful and mutilating for more than
      20 years. [3] […]

We therefore would like to reiterate our pleas to ESPE and its affiliates, including Irish Universities and Children’s Clinics,

  • to kindly reconsider non-consensual cosmetic treatments of children and adolescents with intersex variations (including hypospadias and CAH) unfortunately still advocated at the 53rd Annual Meeting in Dublin
  • to kindly reconsider the stigmatising nomenclature ‘Disorders of Sex Development’
  • to do so in consultation with intersex organisations
  • to acknowledge the harm and suffering inadvertently caused by non-consensual treatments of children and adolescents with intersex variations (including hypospadias and CAH)
  • to initiate a process of coming to terms with the past as a necessary first step towards reconciliation. […]

>>> Fulltext: Open Letter of Concern to ‘ESPE 2014’ with 109 Signatories

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