A short documentary film made by London-based Australian director Maxx Ginnane about a woman named Adele and her struggles with the UK medical system.
James Pate, MD has kindly provided us with the following: The first mention of “disorder of sex development” I could find was by CE Ford in 1961 (Ford CE. The cytogenetic analysis of some disorder of sex development. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 82:1154-61, 1961 Nov.) Other historical terminology I found was: Disorder of…
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Dr Jessica Cadwallader of the Somatechnics Research Centre at Macquarie University has given OII Australia kind permission to provide the PDF of the paper she presented at the Regulating the Sexed Body: Circumcision, Genital Modification and Cosmetic Surgery public lecture at the University of Technology, Sydney. OII applauds Dr Cadwallader’s support for intersex people to…
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OII Australia wishes to extend its sincere thanks and appreciation to law firm Gilbert + Tobin for their invaluable help in establishing Organisation Intersex International in Australia.
The creation of any new category to be designated intersex poses several problems.
OII Australia is sensitive to individuals’ right to privacy concerning medical information and does not require any release of medical information or any diagnosis to be a member of our support groups or organisation.
An email from Andrology Australia has been circulating, asking for men with Klinefelter Syndrome to take part in the study. We have emailed the above address asking if other people with XXY are also to be included in this study.
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released Sex Files: the legal recognition of sex in documents and government records. This is our response.
Intersex people are often asked to justify why intersex newborns should not be “normalised” – our genitals surgically made to resemble those of other people. This report, the result of a series of hearings by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, gives some very good testimony against non-consensual genital surgery on infants, from intersex people…
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Our submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission in relation to its inquiry on Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century.
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