This paper, by Morgan Carpenter to inform the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, outlines the contradictory ways Australian data construct intersex and DSD.
Data collection (page 1 of 3)
IHRA is pleased to share our call for action by the new government. It includes calls for action to promote legislative reform, resource peer support and advocacy, reform medical codes and provide redress.
A statement in response to PM Scott Morrison’s comments on Senator Claire Chandler’s private members bill proposing amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.
We welcome publication of a new Sex, Gender, Variations of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation Standard by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This replaces an earlier Sex and Gender Standard. The new Standard facilitates the meaningful and respectful collection of data on people with intersex variations (‘variations of sex characteristics’).
Join the intersex studies mailing list on this page Already a member? access the group here We announce a new interdisciplinary intersex studies email list. In recent years, intersex studies has begun to develop as an interdisciplinary field, with conferences at the University of Surrey (2016), University of Bologna (2018), University of Lincoln (2019), and…
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Intersex Human Rights Australia and the National LGBTI Health Alliance issue this statement following news reports on the 2021 Census.
This paper is a formal response to the Health and wellbeing of people with intersex variations Information and resource paper published by the Department of Health & Human Services in Victoria earlier this year
We are pleased to share our submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission on protecting the human rights of people born with variations in sex characteristics in the context of medical interventions. It is kindly endorsed by the AIS Support Group Australia, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia, LGBTI Legal Service and People with Disability Australia.
At present, a minority of Australian have digital health records, and such records are not used routinely. As the number of people with digital records increases, it is likely that they will increasingly be used as a way of documenting and tracking our health. The implementation of the government’s national My Health Records scheme for…
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IHRA has made a submission to the Australian Bureau of Statistics on the sex and gender standards in relation to the 2021 Census, and on collecting information on people with intersex variations.
In mid 2016, OII Australia made a submission to the United Nations Committee against Torture documenting human rights violations against intersex people in Australia. Since around that date, the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria has systematically removed evidence of human rights violations, including psychosocial justifications for surgeries such as “marriage” prospects, and…
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The Darlington Statement is a joint consensus statement by Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand intersex organisations and independent advocates, agreed in March 2017. It sets out the priorities and calls to action by the intersex human rights movement in our countries.