With kind permission from both author and journal, we are pleased to share a paper by Aileen Kennedy entitled “Fixed at birth: Medical and legal erasures of intersex variations”, published earlier this year by the UNSW Law Journal.
There is complicity between the medical and the legal construction of variations of sex development as pathological disorders in urgent need of correction. The tension between the medical and judicial responses to variations of sex development has disappeared.
Aileen Kennedy, ‘Fixed at Birth: Medical and Legal Erasures of Intersex Variations’ (2016) 39(2) University of New South Wales Law Journal 813.
OII Australia’s response to the Norrie case: High Court recognises “non-specific” gender identity, implications for intersex people
A summary by OII Australia of demographic data on people born with atypical sex characteristics, from a major national study. The summary includes material on legal sexes assigned at birth, and preferences at the time of survey.