MYTH #5: Surgery makes normal looking genitals.

This simply isn’t true in the vast majority of cases. As Cheryl Chase, the Executive Director of ISNA, noted in Intersex in the Age of Ethics, “Surgery is good at removing structures … it is much less useful for creating structures.” ISNA believes that medically necessary surgeries should be employed when a child or adult’s physical health is threatened. We believe that, for example, if a child’s urine is not draining in a healthy way, the child should receive medical treatment for that problem. But “cosmetic” surgeries designed to make genitals look “normal” are not medically necessary.

Intersexed genitals are not diseased! They just look different. And don’t go giving into Myth 4