Calif. Rejects Unique Intersex Surgery Ban for Some Kids

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California have rejected a ban on medically unnecessary treatment for babies born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia.

The measure would have been the first of its kind in the country to ban surgeries on children born with intersex traits until they are at least 6.

A legislative committee voted Monday not to advance the bill.

The lawmaker who wrote the measure said it’s likely dead for this year. But he promised to keep trying to pass similar bills in the future.

Many gave public comments, including some people who were born with intersex traits and opposed the bill.