Resources (page 2 of 4)

Browse key resources. IHRA resources are regularly reviewed to ensure they remain current.

Steph Lum, speaking at Women Deliver 2019

Steph Lum at Women Deliver 2019

Steph Lum, co-chair of Intersex Human Rights Australia, discusses some of the experiences some intersex women face in their personal relationships and barriers in accessing appropriate healthcare at the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Vancouver, Canada, June 2019. English / polski / русский / español.

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You Can’t Ask That

Episode 3 of the new season of ABC’s You Can’t Ask That focuses on intersex people. Watch it in iView now.

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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.

My Body, My Choice

The Yogyakarta Principles plus 10

An important and long-awaited supplement to the Yogyakarta Principles is published today. The Principles apply international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity, and now also gender expression and sex characteristics.

Jenny Brockie, on SBS Insight

SBS Insight screen episode on intersex people and medicine

On 7 November, SBS Insight screened a program on the medicalisation of intersex people. Several members and directors of OII Australia participated, in addition to parents and clinicians. The full episode is available to view online.

Caduceus

Clinical opposition to early intersex medical interventions

Clinicians are increasingly raising their voices in opposition to forced and coercive interventions, including Physicians for Human Rights and the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association, but more action is needed – particularly in Australia.