Health and medical ethics (page 1 of 17)

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

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Submission to WPATH on the draft SOC8 intersex chapter

On 2 December, WPATH issued a call for public comment on draft chapters for the Standards of Care for the treatment of transgender and gender diverse people, seeking feedback by 16 December. It includes a chapter on intersex. This is our submission in response.

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Human Rights Day 2021

Today is Human Rights Day, marking the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark this day, at the end of a big year, we want to thank the people who are working with us to ensure that the human rights of people with innate variations of sex characteristics are respected, protected and fulfilled.

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We welcome new AMA Position Statement

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) yesterday published a Position Statement on LGBTIQA+ Health 2021, affirming the human right to bodily integrity. IHRA welcomes this statement.

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Health and wellbeing

An introduction to the health and well-being of people with innate variations of sex characteristics, with links to third party resources published by the Australian Human Rights Commission and clinical bodies.

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Webinar: Brain-sex binary and the law

Aileen Kennedy speaks in this webinar on how judges make decisions about the nature of sex and gender. This is the first in a regular webinar series and was recorded on 30 June 2021.

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My Body/My Choice: Make space to talk about intersex human rights

I’m a WA representative for Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA), a national intersex-led charity that provides peer support to people with intersex variations and our families. In my role, I get to meet many other people with intersex variations and parents.