Eliminating intersex babies is not a legitimate use of genetic embryo testing

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5092It is rare indeed for the mainstream media to write about intersex in anything other than terms that echo the current orthodox medical protocols.  It is therefore very welcome to read a published article in The Guardian questioning the application of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis for intersex variations.  This happens in the UK.  The HFEA lists the all known intersex variations as a legitimate reason for requesting PGD.

In case anyone needed reminding, Intersex is not an illness, nor is it a disability.  The struggles that intersex people endure and encounter during their lives are most often the consequence of other people’s lack of understanding, or prejudice.