The fundamental rights situation of intersex people

September 2015
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This paper examines the legal situation of intersex people from a fundamental rights perspective. 

The situation of intersex people is still quite unknown and still largely treated as a medical condition.

Most European societies recognise people as either male or female. However, this does not account for all variations in sex characteristics. These characteristics may be chromosomal, hormonal and/or anatomical and may be present to differing degrees. As a result, intersex people experience fundamental rights violations ranging from discrimination to medical interventions without their consent.

This report, issued by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, present the situation of intersex in the different countries of the European Union.