Germany Gives Blank Sex Option on Birth Certificates

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November 6, 2013 by gabnormal


Germany now allows parents to choose a blank option on their babies birth certificates if the baby is intersex or their sex is not clearly identified.

Many people are calling this the option to choose not to identify a baby’s gender, however sex and gender are two different things. Sex is what a person is born with, and in this case Germany is trying to make it easier on people who are born with both male and female reproductive organs. Gender is how a person identifies, either masculine or feminine.

Earlier this year the U.N. condemned sex normalization surgeries, which have always caused more harm than good. Doctors have been known to perform surgery on newborns who are born with both sexes in order to make them clearly identified as either male or female. However, the body parts you have do not dictate how you identify as a person, which is clearly illustrated by people who are trans.

This move is to make it so that people who are intersex have an easier time later in life, considering the fact that societies across the world operate within clearly defined male and female binaries.

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