"No genital surgery is life-preserving,” says Gina Wilson, president of Organisation Intersex International in Australia. ”It’s cosmetic and normalising.”
In a submission to a recent Senate inquiry the organisation compared such surgery to ‘infant genital mutilation.’
Ms Wilson said surgeons should wait until a child reached an age of informed consent. The term intersex refers to people with genetic, hormonal or genital features that are not completely male or female, or a mixture of both.