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Various media reports on intersex issues.

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Medicare is now sex and gender neutral

We welcome the Health Minister’s announcement today that Medicare will be gender and sex neutral. For intersex people, the fact that our bodies do not conform to sex norms means that the healthcare issues we face sometimes do not conform to the way medical services and procedures have been defined, and made available, by Medicare….
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Tony Briffa on ABC’s 7.30 report

I am a combination of male and female. That is the way that nature made me. And there’s nothing wrong with that. OII Australia and AISSGA board member Tony Briffa appeared in a segment on intersex, trans and gender diverse people tonight on ABC’s 7.30 current affairs programme and a matching news article. Tony did…
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AFP: Australia embraces new gender guidelines

Morgan Carpenter, OII Australia secretary, is quoted in this syndicated AFP article by Madeleine Coorey about the new federal guidelines for recognition of sex and gender.

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The Age: “Calls to change rights law bill”

Dan Harrison, Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax writes in The Age today on the proposed Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill, quoting our submission: In its submission the Organisation Intersex International Australia said stronger protections were needed for intersex people. The bill introduces the first federal protections against discrimination on the grounds of sexuality…
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Anne Tamar-Mattis: “The silent majority”

Anne Tamar-Mattis of Advocates for Informed Choice in the US has a guest post at Psychology Today on the “real silent majority”: There’s a theory floating around the world of medicine that goes like this: while it is widely known that patients with disorders of sex development (DSD) are unhappy with the treatment they have…
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NZ Herald: Mani Mitchell on being intersex

In anticipation of the first showing of a full documentary version of Intersexion, Mani Mitchell has been interviewed by the New Zealand Herald. It’s a great piece, which shows Mani’s humanity as well as Mani’s own perspective on surgery, one that is shared by very many intersex people: She remembers being eight-years-old and going in…
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The Project interviews Tony Briffa and Bonnie Hart

Last night Australian news and current affairs infotainment television show The Project reported on intersex. Two intersex Australians were interviewed and a doctor was asked to give his views on delaying cosmetic genital surgery and hormone treatment beyond the time of birth until the child can consent to such treatment. The show’s reporters appear to be somewhat confused about intersex,…
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We thank Anne Tamar-Mattis of Advocates for Informed Choice (AIC) for her intersex advocacy

Legal advocate for intersex people Anne Tamar-Mattis of Advocates for Informed Choice – AIC has further contributed to public education about  intersex people in a recent, at-length and in-depth interview with San Francisco Bay Area radio station KPFA. The program – now available as a downloadable MP3 file – was broadcast on the Against the Grain program on Monday, March 5, 2012. Remember all…
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Joy 94.9 ‘Take Care on Air’ interview with Morgan on intersex intersectionalities with LGBTI

Morgan Carpenter, board member of OII Australia, was recently interviewed by JOY 94.9 radio program Take Care {on} Air on the subject of intersex intersectionalities with other aspects of LGBTQI. The podcast MP3 audio file has become available to download and listen to.  Downoad the interview MP3 direct Read a 10 minute conference presentation on intersex intersectionalities with LGBTI