(CNN) — The adoptive parents of a child born with male and female organs say South Carolina mutilated their son by choosing a gender and having his male genitalia surgically removed.
The surgery took place when the child was 16 months old and a ward of the state, according to a lawsuit filed by the parents against three doctors and several members of the South Carolina Department of Social Services.
The child’s biological mother was deemed unfit, and the biological father had apparently abandoned him, according to the suit. So others made the decision.
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