Intersex Awareness Week begins today
Events shed light on those affected by anomalies of reproductive, sexual organs
By MELISSA B. TADDEI / Aggie Staff Writer
For most, the term "genital mutilation" evokes a mental image of the marring of young women in Africa. But for five babies born in the United States each day, it is also a reality.
Since the 1950s, children born with intersex conditions, or anomalies of the reproductive and sexual organs, have received genital reconstructive surgery. Many survivors report damage to their emotional and sexual health, and there are limited resources for this sector of the population.