London, Sept 15-19: “Stop ‘ISHID’ Genital Mutilators!” – Protests + Info

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Contact: info_at_zwischengeschlecht_dot_org

>>> London: Hermaphrodites target Pedo Docs [‘ISHID 2011’]
>>> Photoreport of Protest #1 by Behzad on demotix – Thanks!
>>> Video of Protest #3 by MenDoComplainThanks! 

One to two in 1,000 children are born with ‘atypical’, ‘ambiguous’, or ‘otherwise deemed unworthy’ genitals. At least 90% of them are submitted to cosmetic genital surgeries and other invasive medical interventions in western children’s clinics—without actual medical need, without evidence of any benefit for the children, but in blatant violation of their human rights. Survivors have been accusing these systematic, massive and irreversible practices as a gross violation of physical integrity and as Western Genital Mutilation for at least 20 years.

>>> Genital Mutilators Converging in London, Sparking Protests
13.9.11: Post on!
Flyer A4 (PDF 1.7MB)TRIGGERWARNING! on Facebook

STOP Genital Mutilation in Children's Clinics!

London, September 17-19, 2011:

+ Public Info Meetings September 15-16
On occasion of the “IV World Congress on Hypospadias
and Disorders of Sex Development” a.k.a. “ISHID 2011”,
incl. “Live Surgeries”

Public info meeting #1
• Thursday 15th September, 7 pm
@ The Gallery Room,
London Civil Rights & Arts Centre,
The Monitoring Group,
37 Museum Street,
London WC1A 1LH
(Tube: Tottenham Court Rd, Russel Square or Holborn)

Public info meeting #2
Friday 16th September, 7 pm
@ rAt star (Camberwell)

Note on the protests: Peaceful protests / vigils lead by survivors of ‘cosmetic’ genital surgeries on children born with ‘atypical’ genitals. All welcome! It’s OK just to show up for an hour or two or as long as you can. The most important times will be the first and the last hour of the picket and during lunch-break, when the all mutilators and their collegues will have to walk past us … Wearing a campaign-shirt, holding placards and/or helping to distribute leaflets highly appreciated.

• Saturday 17th September 7:45 am – 6:15 pm
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
(= Location of ISHID World Congress)
(Tube: Holborn)

• Sunday 18th September 7:45 am – 6:15 pm
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
(= Location of ISHID World Congress)
(Tube: Holborn)

• Monday 19th September 8 am – 5:15 pm
The UCH Education Centre
250 Euston Road
London NW1 2PG
(= Location for participants of “ISHID Surgery Masterclass” a.k.a. “Live Surgeries”)
(Tube: Euston Square or Warren Street) 

«A Gonad For A Gonad, A Lust Organ For A Lust Organ» - Garry L. Warne (left) at the main entrance of '3rd EuroDSD Symposium', Lübeck 20.5.11“3rd EuroDSD Symposium”, May 21, 2011    –> Open Letter


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“Hereditary Defects Causing Pseudohermaphrodites” – Andrea Prader, Lawson Wilkins Memorial Lecture, 1st Annual Meeting LWPES (1973) on Facebook>>> Why we are targetting the ‘9th Joint Intersex Genital Mutilators’ Meeting’

[ Original source: PDF, page 2 [from now defunct LWPES Homepage] | LWPES history paper (PDF) ]

Intersex Genital Mutilations: No Reckoning, No ReconciliationProf. Dr. Lawson Wilkins (Baltimore) was the ‘inventor’ of systematic early cosmetic surgeries on children born with ‘atypical’ sex anatomies in 1950, and name patron of the [LW]PES, founded 41 years ago, see additional sources above.

(Note the 4th Memorial Lecture 1972 (PDF) also focused on Wilkins and ‘Sex Differentiation’, and it’s autor and Wilkins’ protégé, Alfred Jost contributed as well to the 1958 version of Hugh Hampton Young’s classic genital mutilators’ bible titled “Hermaphroditism, Genital Anomalies and Related Adrenal Diseases” advocating cosmetic clitoris amputations on little girls, while Wilkins contributed the foreword.)

Prof. Dr. Andrea Prader (Zurich) was the motor behind the dissemination of these inhuman and cruel practices on intersex children in Europe, inventor of the infamous ‘Prader Scale’ (1954), founding member of ESPE 51 years ago, and name patron of ESPE’s annual ‘Andrea Prader Prize’.

[LW]PES and ESPE are still the biggest inviting perpetrators’ societes of the ‘9th Joint Meeting of Paediatric Endocrinology 2013’, and propagating Intersex Genital Mutilations a.k.a. ‘DSD Therapies’ is again a prominent feature, sparking peaceful protests in Milan (Italy), September 18-22.

>>> Why we are targetting the ‘9th Joint Intersex Genital Mutilators’ Meeting’ 2013

>>> Lawson Wilkins, Andrea Prader 1950: From Experimentation to Extermination
Lawson Wilkins: “Amputation of the clitoris at the earliest possible time”
to prevent “anxiety in parents”  

Open Letter to ‘1st ESFFU-ESGURS’ and Supporters, October 6th 2011

Open letter of concern by on occasion of the ‘1st Joint Meeting of the EAU Section of Female and Functional Urology (ESFFU) and the EAU Section of Genito-Urinary Surgeons (ESGURS)’ incl. ‘live surgeries’, Tübingen (Germany) October 6–8 2011:

‘We deeply regret that the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, renowned for its Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften (IZEW), the Universitätsklinikum Tübingen (UKT) and the European Association of Urology (EAU) take part in such a questionable endeavour, including the infamous ‘live surgeries’, which also regularly have been taking place during the I-IV Symposium für Rekonstruktive Urologie held in Tübingen earlier.’   >>> Full Text 

UPR 2012 Shadow Report tackling Intersex Genital Mutilation


Swiss NGO Coalition’s Submission to the 14th Universal Periodical Review (UPR) 2012 of Switzerland, April 2012

>>> Download as PDF (229 kb)

Compiled by:

Swiss NGO Coalition for the UPR
Entry on Intersex:

Submitted by a Coalition of 47 Swiss NGOs in April 2012 for the forthcoming 14th UPR of Switzerland by the Human Rights Council in October 2012.
The Review will be on Monday, October 29th 09:00-12:30h; the Adoption of the Report on Wednesday, October 31st 10:00-11:30h.
The Recommendations will probably be published on November 5th.

The entry on Intersex Genital Mutilation on p. 9 of the shadow report:

18. Cosmetic genital surgery performed on children

About 1 child in 1000 is born with “inconclusive“ physical sexual characteristics (hermaphrodism, intersex, disorders of sex development). Such children are very frequently operated on “for cosmetic reasons” at a baby age. Those affected often see these operations as unwanted surgery without medical necessity and evidence. Furthermore, such interventions represent an infringement to the right to physical integrity and self-determination.


Switzerland should establish a commission to deal with the issues of those affected by the consequences of cosmetic genital surgery in an unbiased and fair manner.

>>> Urgent Call for Support! 
Fact Sheet “Western Genital Mutilation” (PDF, 75 kb)


“Stop ‘ISHID’ Genital Mutilators!” – London, Sept 15-19, 2011

Stop 'ISHID' Genital Mutilators! London, September 15-19 -- /> >>> Photoreport of Protest #1 by Behzad on demotix – Thanks!


Today marks the beginning of the ‘IV. World Conference of Genital Mutilators in Children’s Clinics’ a.k.a. ‘ISHID 2011’ at the Royal College of Surgeons, picketed by survivors remembering the victims and commemorating 15 years of peaceful protests against their tormentors.

During their first peaceful vigil today, the former victims will remember the first public protest by survivors against the mutilators organised by the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA), when ‘Hermaphrodites with Attitude’ took to the streets picketing the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatricians in Boston on October 26th 1996.   >>> read more

>>> Video ‘Three Vigils’ (10:24)     >>> Flyer A4 (PDF 1.7MB)TRIGGER WARNING!!!
>>> Open Letter to ‘ISHID 2011’, RCS, GOSH and UCH