Intersex people have innate sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies. We risk stigmatisation, discrimination and harm because our bodies are seen as different.
We are a national charity by and for people with innate variations of sex characteristics. We promote health, human rights and bodily autonomy.
How can you act as an ally to intersex people? This page contains introductory information and video resources.
We all have a right to bodily integrity, to not be subjected to invasive or irreversible medical procedures that modify sex characteristics, unless necessary to avoid serious, urgent and irreparable harm.
All populations that suffer health inequalities are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and people with intersex variations are no exception.
Guidance on including people born with variations of sex characteristics in forms and other forms of data collection.
Many intersex traits are genetic, with an identified origin. The elimination of such traits from the gene pool is an established and growing phenomenon.
An introduction to the health and well-being of people with innate variations of sex characteristics, with links to third party resources published by the Australian Human Rights Commission and clinical bodies.
A briefing and guidance on understanding and respecting the diverse sex classifications and gender identities of people with intersex variations.
Guides to inclusive practice, to help make your service, program or project intersex-friendly.
This page is for new parents of an intersex child, prospective parents planning a pregnancy or undergoing genetic or preconception screening, and also parents of older children.
A briefing on working, Australian and international definitions of intersex.
Finding out you have an intersex variation can be a surprise! It doesn’t mean you’re alone. There are heaps of us out here with different intersex variations.