'Everyone should have bodily autonomy': push for new laws to protect intersex children

Adam Holmes
June 26 2020 - 4:30am
Advocates say Tasmania is falling behind in regards to laws protecting intersex children from non-consensual medical procedures. Image: Jon Kudelka/TLRI
Advocates say Tasmania is falling behind in regards to laws protecting intersex children from non-consensual medical procedures. Image: Jon Kudelka/TLRI

Making it a criminal offence to change the sex characteristics of children without their consent would allow all children to have autonomy over their bodies and prevent future physical and emotional harm, LGBTIQ advocates say.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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