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.
Books, journals and reports (page 1 of 8)
Books and selected journal articles on intersex issues, including fiction, peer-reviewed papers, and biographies.
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 Human Rights Australia and Equality Australia have today welcomed the findings of a landmark report by the Australian Human Rights Commission on protecting the human rights of intersex people in medical settings.
Morgan Carpenter writes in capacity as a member of the drafting committee and a signatory of the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10, outlining the significance of the Principles to intersex people.
Writing From Below will publish a special issue in 2020 to honour and extend the impact of the work of Dr Michael Noble. His book, Nicholas Culpeper and the Mystery of the Philosopher’s Stone, has also been published.
In YOUth & I, intersex youth tell their own stories, how they want to and in their own way. YOUth & I is an Australian publication created and edited by Steph Lum, and supported by the ACT Capital of Equality grants program. Download a free copy.
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has published an essential new background note on human rights violations against intersex people.
Multiple UN Treaty Body committees have issued concluding observations to Australia on the rights of children with intersex variations.
Our friends at Reach Out Australia and Kids Helpline are updating their resources for intersex youth and parents of intersex youth. We have assisted in the creation of these resources and we strongly commend them.
Our societies have accepted a binary construct between male and female which does not reflect Nature and the enormous variety of possible sexes which overlap one another in various gradations on a spectrum.
Steph Lum has won a prize for the poem “Intersex self-love”, in the Canberra SpringOut essay competition. Congratulations, Steph! Here’s the poem in its entirety.
O&G Magazine, the magazine of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) published a special issue on LGBTQIA people for December 2018. It contains articles on intersex people by Morgan Carpenter and Dr Jenny Beale, and relevant content by Dr Kimberley Ivory, Dr Elizabeth Kerekere and others.