Intersex community seeks inclusion, tasks FG on recognition, protection of rights

…Calls for banning of forced ‘corrective’ genital surgeries

By Sola Ogundipe

 

The Intersex community in Nigeria has called on the Federal government and relevant agencies to develop policies that recognise the rights and protect the welfare of intersex persons in the country, 

Making the call in Lagos during the 2022 Intersex Awareness Day, IAD, activities, they advocated for the banning of forced intersex genital mutilations, even as they said adequate healthcare provisions should be in place to protect intersex children and intersex persons.

They noted that the call was necessary because currently, intersex people are marginalised as there are no policies giving them hope that they are part of society.

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