A new research project on intersex sexual health was announced yesterday. The research team is experienced and familiar with intersex populations, and we’re pleased to support this project. Some people might find the language around “marginalisation” unusual; we note that language is evolving as understandings of intersex shift to recognise our human rights.
We write to you as three researchers currently undertaking a multi-national survey concerning the sexual health education and experiences of intersex people and people born with marginalised genitals. This 30-minute survey is designed to assess the experiences of intersex people and people born with marginalised genitals aged 18 years and older in regards to sexual health education and sexual health.
We are requesting that you circulate this email and the link to the survey through your networks. Full details of the survey are included on the opening screen, which can be viewed at:
The findings from the survey will serve as a useful information source for health care and other professionals who work with intersex people and people born with marginalised genitals. This type of resource is vital for ensuring the provision of inclusive services to intersex people and people born with marginalised genitals in Australia and internationally.
The research has been approved by the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee (Project number 6948). For more information regarding ethical approval of the project, the Executive Officer of the Committee can be contacted by telephone on +61 (0)8 8201 3116, by fax on +61 (0)8 8201 2035, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Damien Riggs (Flinders University), Dr Israel Berger, and Dr Gavriel Ansara