Germany makes intersex a birth certificate option

BBC World TV Impact presenter Rajesh Mirchandani speaks to Sarah Graham, a British intersex woman, and a counsellor about her experiences growing up.

The interview was part of coverage about how Germany has become the first country in Europe to allow babies with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female. From today, parents will be allowed to leave the gender blank on birth certificates. The move is aimed at removing pressure on parents to make quick decisions on the sex of their babies, including whether they might need surgery to determine their gender.

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