Briefing papers (page 1 of 2)

IHRA policy briefing papers. These briefings are regularly reviewed to ensure they remain current.

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Clinical guidelines

Are clinical guidelines enough to eliminate human rights violations against intersex people in medical settings? Reviewing the evidence, we believe they are inadequate, and their prerequisites do not exist.

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Intersex people and COVID-19

All populations that suffer health inequalities are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and people with intersex variations are no exception.

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Education

A briefing on issues affecting people with innate variations of sex characteristics in education settings.

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Detention

A briefing on issues affecting people with innate variations of sex characteristics in detention settings.

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Sport

A briefing on issues affecting people with innate variations of sex characteristics in sport settings.

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Discrimination

A briefing on discrimination issues affecting people with innate variations of sex characteristics due to our bodies, identities, or assumptions about our identities.

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Eugenics

Many intersex traits are genetic, with an identified origin. The elimination of such traits from the gene pool is an established and growing phenomenon.

Identification document

Identification documents

A briefing and guidance on understanding and respecting the diverse sex classifications and gender identities of people with intersex variations.

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Bodily integrity

We all have a right to bodily integrity, to not be subjected to invasive or irreversible medical procedures that modify sex characteristics, unless necessary to avoid serious, urgent and irreparable harm.