InterACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth

interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth was founded in 2006 under the name Advocates for Informed Choice (AIC) by lawyer Anne Tamar-Mattis, a longtime intersex ally. AIC’s mission is to end medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children, using the law to secure protections for intersex people. Among its accomplishments, the group has educated medical and legal professionals and the general public about intersex experiences, helped develop legislative and policy initiatives to end the medical mistreatment of intersex people, developed the world’s largest cohort of intersex youth advocates, and increased intersex visibility in the media.

Intersex is an umbrella term encompassing dozens of variations that cause physical sex characteristics that often transcend typical definitions of male or female bodies. These traits can affect chromosomes, genitals, internal reproductive organs, ...

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