Ottawa (June 15, 2021) – Today, Egale Canada filed an application at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to challenge the constitutionality of exemptions in the Criminal Code that permit ‘normalizing’ aesthetic surgeries on intersex infants and children, prior to these individuals being old enough to themselves consent to such surgeries. The term intersex refers to a person whose chromosomal, hormonal or anatomical sex characteristics fall outside the conventional classifications of male or female.