Alesdair Ittelson Criticizes Intersex Surgery on Children

Former Fellow Alesdair Ittelson (’12) was quoted in a USA Today story about a recently passed resolution making California the first state to condemn unnecessary surgeries on intersex children (“California Becomes First State to Condemn Intersex Surgeries on Children,” Aug. 28). “We don’t condone female genital mutilation, nor should we condone the medically unnecessary, deeply harmful interventions like clitoral reductions and sterilizations that constitute intersex genital mutilation,” Alesdair said.