Ever feel like there are different priorities? Folks talk with us about birth certificates. We talk about health, sterilisation, bodily autonomy and peer support. #intersex Download and share Download “different priorities” poster (PDF) Share on social media Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Ever feel there are different priorities?
#intersex #health #coercive-practices pic.twitter.com/CA8cZ3wnvI — OII… Read more →
October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day. People with intersex variations are born with atypical physical sex characteristics. We face a range of health and human rights issues — and deep-seated stigma — caught between two contrasting visions of who and how we should be. On the one hand, this includes medical interventions in infancy and… Read more →
OII Australia has just made a submission to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in relation to a review of Part B of the Ethical Guidelines on the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Clinical Practice and Research, 2007 (ART guidelines). Part B of the ART guidelines provides ethical guidelines for the clinical… Read more →
It’s time to stop. In 2013, cosmetic genital surgeries still take place on intersex infants in Australia to make them “appear normal”. The surgeries are carried out primarily for social reasons: fears of family and social stigma. Clinicians themselves acknowledge that there is no firm evidence of good outcomes, especially for sexual function and sensation…. Read more →
We struggle a bit with symbols for intersex, and people with intersex variations; many of us don’t see the need for them, while other people seem to like something to identify with. There is no commonly understood symbol or flag, even within intersex communities. Many attempts have seemed derivative, of a rainbow flag, of gendered… Read more →
New poster “Intersex people have all sorts of sexual orientations.” Intersex people may choose to be part of LGBTI because of our shared experience of homophobia, but “heterosexual” is not the opposite of LGBTI. Click to download (PDF, A3, scalable). More information: Intersex for allies.