Malta, the First Country to Protect

 

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In April 2015, Malta was the first country to pass the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act.  It is the first law in the world that makes it a punishable offense to carry out medical and surgical interventions on intersex minors without informed consent provided that these interventions – because they do not constitute life-saving procedures – can be deferred.

Here is a copy of the ACT: 

MALTA: Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act

Here is a part of it:

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Here are my two blogs where I write about it:  

When will the rest of the world catch up with Malta?

And

FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE

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~.V.

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