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Minister, rights body explore law for child sex surgeries

Amrita U Kadam, Hindustan Times  Indore, June 30, 2011
First Published: 00:32 IST(30/6/2011) | Last Updated: 09:05 IST(30/6/2011)

The Union ministry of women and child development is exploring the possibility of forming a law to deal with sex change surgeries performed on children.

Following a report published by HT, Union minister Krishna Tirath has asked the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to look into the matter.

On Sunday, HT reported genitoplasty, a sex change operation, was being conducted on girls aged 1 to 5 years to turn them into boys. Doctors conducting the operations claimed the internal organs of these girls did not match their external genitalia.

The ministry has also sought a report from Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

“We have asked the NCPCR to suggest if it is possible to bring in a regulation and monitor these surgeries,” Tirath told HT.

The NCPCR is forming a team which will reach Indore soon to investigate the matter. Vinod Tikku, NCPCR member, said: “We are looking forward to exploring the possibility of a legislation.”


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