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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Spain (CRC 05-03-2018)
The Committee considered the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of Spain (CRC/C/ESP/5-6) at its 2263rd and 2264th meetings (see CRC/C/SR.2263 and 2264), held on 22 January 2018, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 2282nd meeting, held on 2 February 2018.
E. Violence against children (arts. 19, 24 (3), 28 (2), 34, 37 (a) and 39)
- The Committee recommends that the State party prohibit the performance of unnecessary medical or surgical treatment on intersex children, where those procedures entail a risk of harm and can be safely deferred until the child can actively participate in the decision-making process. It also recommends that the State party ensure that intersex children and their families receive adequate counselling and support.