Health and medical ethics (page 1 of 18)

For an introduction to these issues, see our page on bodily integrity

The logotype of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Submission to the UN Committee against Torture

Later this year Australia will be considered during the 75th session of the UN Committee against Torture. In 2016 we made a submission to the Committee under our former name, OII Australia. Given the time that has elapsed since then, and given local developments, we have submitted a new shadow report.

Royal College of Pathologists of Australia

Challenging bad practice in pathology

In late 2020, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia published a profoundly problematic statement on pathology for transgender and intersex persons. It should not have been published in its current form, and it should be withdrawn.

the shape of ACT, in purple

The ACT moves forward with protective legislation

We congratulate the ACT government for moving ahead with public consultation legislation to protect the human rights of people with innate variations of sex characteristics in medical settings.

Parliament: an icon showing an outline of the Australian Parliament

Call for action by the new government

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.

Parliament: an icon showing an outline of the Australian Parliament

Intersex people and the federal election 2022

What do the main political parties have to say about people with intersex variations and our needs and circumstances during this federal election campaign? Watch the election forum, read the transcript, and read our briefing and election survey responses.

Federal election forum flyer

Federal election forum: 5 May 2022

Join Patricia Karvelas and representatives from the Coalition, Labor and the Greens for a discussion of the issues that matter to LGBTQ people and people with intersex variations this election. 5 May 2022 at 6:30pm AEST.