Adoptive parents sue over son’s sex-assignment surgery

by janetmck Flickr Creative Commons

by janetmck Flickr Creative Commons

WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2013 – In a groundbreaking lawsuit, the adoptive parents of an intersex child, identified as M.C., are suing the South Carolina Department of Social Services, Greenville Hospital System, and the Medical University of South Carolina for performing medically unnecessary sex-assignment surgery when the toddler was 16 months old and in foster care.

M.C.’s condition, previously known as hermaphroditism, is described as intersex, where an individual’s genitalia and or reproductive system does not fit the general definitions of male or female.

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