American Medical Association Faces Backlash for Calling to Remove Sex From Birth Certificates

Posted on AllSides August 3rd, 2021
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The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest organization of physicians and medical students in the United States, came under fire over the weekend for a recent proposal calling to end the designation of sex on birth certificates.

The proposal (pdf), which was adopted by the AMA’s Board of Trustees in June, states that recording the baby’s sex on the public portion of birth certificates, as has always been the case, has “potential for discrimination.”

“Our American Medical Association will advocate for the removal of sex as a legal designation on the public...

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