Austria has made a statement on behalf of countries from every region of the world, calling on the Human Rights Council to address human rights violations and abuses against intersex persons. Australia and New Zealand are co-signatories.
Health and medical ethics (page 1 of 16)
For an introduction to these issues, see our page on bodily integrity
Are clinical guidelines enough to eliminate human rights violations against intersex people in medical settings? Reviewing the evidence, we believe they are inadequate, and their prerequisites do not exist.
On 23 June, the annual Melbourne Medical Student Conference video recorded this debate on the medical treatment of people with intersex variations with two paediatric surgeons and two bioethicists, including our co-executive director and bioethicist Morgan Carpenter. Participants also included Professors John Hutson, Sonia Grover and Clare Delany of the University of Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.
COVID-19 can infect any individual, irrespective of age or health but its impact exacerbates existing inequalities. All populations that suffer health inequalities are disproportionately affected, and people with intersex variations are no exception.
As part of the development of a broader strategy, NSW Health and project consultants Urbis are conducting a survey of adults with intersex variations.
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has published an essential new background note on human rights violations against intersex people.
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
This statement follows press reports in the Daily Telegraph, suggesting that NSW Finance Minister Damien Tudehope will introduce a proposed amendment to a bill decriminalising abortion in the NSW Legislative Council to prohibit terminations on grounds of sex or intersex traits. IHRA has a longstanding position on the use of IVF technologies and terminations. We…
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This Report was submitted by Intersex Human Rights Australia (“IHRA”), a national charitable organisation run by and for people born with intersex variations, to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The shadow report submission was written by co-executive director Morgan Carpenter, M.Bioeth. (Sydney), with input from the board and members…
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Declaración conjunta sobre la Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades 11 / Совместное заявление о Международной классификации болезней 11 / Déclaration commune sur la Classification Internationale des Maladies 11 / 關於針對國際疾病分類第11版(ICD-11)的聯合聲明 / 关于针对国际疾病分类第11版(ICD-11)的联合声明
More than 50 intersex-led organisations and groups from every region of the world have signed a joint statement to the World Health Organization condemning the repathologisation of intersex variations as “disorders of sex development” in the WHO International Classification of Diseases 11 (ICD-11), and medical classifications that promote early surgical intervention to “fix” intersex bodies….
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Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia and, in recent years, discrimination against intersex people. The event marks the anniversary of the partial depathologisation of homosexuality by the World Health Organisation, that is, the removal of homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases. We recognise the importance of this event to people who are…
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