Author: Morgan Carpenter

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Submission to WPATH on the draft SOC8 intersex chapter

On 2 December, WPATH issued a call for public comment on draft chapters for the Standards of Care for the treatment of transgender and gender diverse people, seeking feedback by 16 December. It includes a chapter on intersex. This is our submission in response.

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Human Rights Day 2021

Today is Human Rights Day, marking the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark this day, at the end of a big year, we want to thank the people who are working with us to ensure that the human rights of people with innate variations of sex characteristics are respected, protected and fulfilled.

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We welcome new AMA Position Statement

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) yesterday published a Position Statement on LGBTIQA+ Health 2021, affirming the human right to bodily integrity. IHRA welcomes this statement.

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YOUth&I issue 2 launch

On 2 December 2021, issue 2 of YOUth&I intersex youth anthology launched. Watch the event, with stories and poetry here.

Healthcare: a star of life symbol

Health and wellbeing

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.

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Training

Training As of October 2020, IHRA is collaborating with Intersex Peer Support Australia in delivering standardised training packages as part of the Yellow Tick program. these training packages are delivered online or face-to-face (subject to availability and public health regulations) by experienced people with lived experience: Brief introduction to Intersex people and issues: 120 minutes…
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Webinar: YOUth&I, stories by intersex youth

A free webinar on Intersex Day of Solidarity, recorded live on the evening of Monday 8 November. Steph Lum, Georgia Andrews and Gabrielle Niemeyer talked about
YOUth&I – an intersex youth publication with contributions from around the world.

Noah: "I would have stopped them from doing the surgeries... I can't change what was done to me. But I can change what is done to other people"

Intersex Awareness Day, 2021

26 October is Intersex Awareness Day, 2021! Find out more about what’s happening, images and new resources to share, and things you can do to support the work of intersex communities in Australia (and Aotearoa NZ).

Intersex Awareness Day webinar

Intersex Awareness Day webinar

What does it mean to be intersex? What other terms might people use and why? What does it mean to be intersex inclusive? What human rights actions are currently in progress? Here’s our Intersex Awareness Day webinar, recorded live on 26 October 2021.