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FRANCE: NEITHER GIRL OR BOY - 28-05-2016

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The first question people ask when a child a born is “Girl or boy?” Sometimes, the answer is not that straightforward.

Neither girl nor boy - perhaps a bit of both. Intersex people form an invisible community, one that has no real legal, social or medical status. Is it a pathological condition, an abnormality or another difference among so many others? There are only two boxes to tick on the birth certificate – male or female. Does that mean these babies should be assigned a gender by operating on them from birth? This is still the case in France, where irreversible surgery is carried out on 2,000 children every year. 

Director(s) : LOHR (BARBARA)

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE

Production Year : 2016
Language(s) : German, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.