Data collection (page 2 of 3)

For an introduction to data collection issues, see our page on including intersex in forms and our page on researching intersex populations

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Joint submission on recognition of non-binary gender in federal sex/gender guidelines

OII Australia recently joined with the National LGBTI Health Alliance, A Gender Agenda, Transformative and Transgender Victoria to agree a joint submission to the federal Attorney General’s Department on non-binary recognition in the federal sex and gender recognition guidelines. It recommends that “X” be redefined as “non-binary”.

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Intersex sexual health survey

A new research project on intersex sexual health was announced yesterday. The research team is experienced and familiar with intersex populations, and we’re pleased to support this project. Some people might find the language around “marginalisation” unusual; we note that language is evolving as understandings of intersex shift to recognise our human rights. We write…
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Survey of intersex Australians commences!

Folks at the University of New England, OII Australia, the AISSGA, and the National LGBTI Health Alliance have collaborated to create a detailed initial study of the circumstances, histories and needs of people born with atypical sex characteristics. The project has a joint reference group with community involvement. We’re sure that there imperfections, but we’re…
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Human Rights Commission submission on intersex policy reform and services

Late last year, the Human Rights Commissioner announced a survey and consultation to explore key rights and services issues affecting LGBT and intersex people in Australia. Download OII Australia SOGII Submission 2015 OII Australia consulted our members, board and broader constituency, and we have made a submission today that covers the key intersex-specific issues for…
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Making your service intersex friendly

OII Australia is delighted to announce “Making your service intersex-friendly“, a short guide to making services intersex-inclusive. We hope that it will help organisations and businesses across Australia to better understand intersex and people with intersex variations, and better respond to community needs…

Making your service intersex friendly

Making your service intersex friendly

Important notice: this document was published in 2014 and should no longer be cited as current good practice. For current guidance, see our pages on: Workplaces Forms and data collection Being an ally With kind support from ACON, we are delighted to announce “Making your service intersex-friendly”, a short guide to making services intersex-inclusive. We…
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Tony Briffa writes on “Disorders of Sex Development”

I’ve been intending to provide my thoughts on the issue of the use of the term “Disorders of Sex Development”, and here they are. I recognise this is a contentious issue in some parts of our community overseas, and it’s time to have a good, open, frank, respectful discussion about it. I appreciate some people…
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What is intersex?

This page presents a range of working, Australian and international definitions of intersex. Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that don’t fit medical and social norms for female or male bodies.

Third sex, redux

After fielding a few phone calls it is clear that many people can’t grasp our position in opposing the creation of a third sex while supporting X sex descriptors on birth certificates and passports.

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“Sex and Gender Diverse” discussion paper on terminology

This paper was updated in September 2013, with a new final “impact” section that reflects the discontinuation of “SGD” and “DSG” terminology by the National LGBTI Health Alliance and many other organisations. We recommend browsing the Videos, Audio and Personal Stories sections of this website to gain familiarity with the diversity of intersex identities, genders,…
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Intersex for allies

Intersex for allies

How can you act as an ally to intersex people? This page contains essential information and multimedia resources.