South Carolina parents object to sexual-reassignment surgery - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

South Carolina parents object to sexual-reassignment surgery

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A South Carolina couple is suing the state over its decision to perform sexual-reassignment surgery on a baby born with both male and female parts.

"The state took something very special away from our son, and for no reason except for adults' inability to deal with people who are born different," said Pam Crawford, the mother of the child.

The surgery came six years ago, before the child was adopted. The American Academy of Pediatrics calls it a social emergency, when a child is born with some question about gender. It's called ambiguous genitalia and it happens to one in every 1500 live births.

Usually, it's corrected at birth, but in some cases, the deformity is not recognized until they're older.

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