Skip to comments.US couple sues over adopted son's sex-assignment surgery
Posted on 05/14/2013 7:18:06 PM PDT by posterchild
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - A South Carolina couple sued doctors and state social workers on Tuesday for subjecting a 16-month-old child born with both male and female genitalia to what they say was medically unnecessary and irreversible sex-assignment surgery while the toddler was in foster care.
The state and federal lawsuits - believed by the couple's lawyers to be the first of their kind in the United States - argue that doctors should not have performed surgery to make the child's body appear to be female when they knew they could not predict how gender would develop.
The child, now 8, has shown strong signs of identifying as male and recently began living as a boy, according to Pam and Mark Crawford, who adopted him after the surgery.
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So what should should be done when a child is born with both male and female characteristics? Wait until puberty and let the child decide?
I know these kind of cases are extremely rare, but I can’t imagine how difficult that must be.
Why would they do such a thing? Completely reckless.
Gee, maybe first check for ovaries or testicles before using a knife? If neither are there, then flip a coin or wait. There is some serious stupid going on here.
Why foster care ? Did the state take illegitimate control just in order to do the sex operation ?
You don’t have to wait until puberty, but usually the child’s dominate sex is obvious by the time they are five or six.
Dear Reporter: WHY FOSTER CARE? - get the answer to that issue 7 years ago and the rest of the story might become clearer.
Test the DNA.
That is the most important fact that somehow goes unmentioned.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is involved which makes me want to side with the hospital just to disagree with that horrid group.
Also the politically correct use of the word "gender" is annoying. Parents used to wonder what sex their children would be. Now they don't have to. Instead they need to "discover" what their genders and sexual orientations are.
Isn't that special?
I believe they are usually XXY genes when they’re born that way.. No joke!
I hope the parents sue big and win big.
Why not get a genetic test and determine what sex the child is soon after birth?
What you seem to be talking about is determining "gender" rather than sex, i.e. whether the child is masculine or feminine, but alas we are supposed to stop using those words for fear of hurting the feelings of the LGBTIQ folks.
Okay. Now I’ve heard everything. Wow.
And DNA can be unhelpful. For example if the reason he had both female and male sex organs is that he had a "vanishing twin" that was female then the results you got could depend on what part of the body you took the sample from.
However when a child is born with ambiguous genitalia their true or dominate sex generally emerges on it's own.
folking social workers think they are God
Perverts have invaded all sort of 'soft' sciences, and of course every bureaucratic agency imaginable, including, presumably, the judge who issued the order to allow the abomination.
This child is probably a chimera—two embryos fused and grew into one person. As far as I know, most chimeras result from the fusion of the same gender embryo, so that the person may not know he or she is a chimera. But in the case where the embryos are opposite sex, then it is rather random how the person will develop. They may not ever fully settle into male or female, and their body will have characteristics of both sexes.
Oops, I forget to mention that genetic testing won’t help in the case of a male/female chimera, since testing for male genes will always have a positive result. A better test would be karyotyping—looking at the chromosomes. Testing for hormones would give mixed results.
May this innocent child and the monsters who mutilated him both receive justice. [SC ping.]
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What in the world has happened to common sense? They should have waited. Probably thought it would be too hard to get a hermaphrodite child adopted out. He ended up being a male and now because of hasty stupidity the poor child cannot live his life as one.
I don’t know what should be done....all I know is that I’m going to be 60 soon and I’m glad of it....so sorry to leave this world such a mess for my children and grandchildren...
I know a person with that defect who was decided by parents to be a boy. Turns out she was very much a girl. Not her only genetic issue, either. Pretty sad mess.
I’ve heard that they are usually male but it’s easier for the doc to whip off the appendage.