Intersex people have innate sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies, and that create risks and experiences of stigma, discrimination and harm. We have many different kinds of bodies and life experiences.
Intersex Human Rights Australia is a national not-for-profit company by and for people with innate variations of sex characteristics. We were formerly known as OII Australia. We promote human rights, health and bodily autonomy. Our goals are to help create a society where intersex people are not stigmatised, and where our rights are recognised.
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Thanks to Simone-Lisa for this important story on parenting in Kidspot. Simone-Lisa is the Tasmanian rep and parent rep for Intersex Peer Support Australia.
The stigmatisation of intersex people runs deep, and crops up in all sorts of ways that indicate how it is just taken for granted as normal and acceptable behaviour. We need your help to end it.
This interdisciplinary intersex studies conference takes place entirely online on 21-22 April. Watch for a keynote by Morgan Carpenter and presentations from our region by Bonnie Hart, Rogena Sterling, and others.
Thanks to Mikayla Cahill and Georgia Andrews, and reporter Zoe Madden-Smith, for this video and news story on experiences of medicine and disclosure, by Re News in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Robert Wilson and Simone-Lisa Anderson, and a representative of the AMA, talk with April McLennan at ABC Tasmania.