IHRA has recently made a first pre-budget submission to Treasury, proposing the funding of a health service for people with innate variations of sex characteristics.
Health and medical ethics (page 1 of 18)
For an introduction to these issues, see our page on bodily integrity
On 26 October 1996, Morgan Holmes and Max Beck, were turned away from an opportunity to speak at a paediatrics conference in Boston. They had hoped to speak to address the ways they had been treated – the ways their bodies had been changed, before they were able to personally consent – as people with…
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Ten years ago today, on 25 October 2013, a Senate Committee published a report on the ‘Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia’. This was the first parliamentary inquiry into intersex health anywhere in the world, and we celebrate it for this!
Today, and with cross-party support, the ACT Assembly has passed legislation introduced by Andrew Barr in March to protect the human rights of people with innate variations of sex characteristics in medical settings. The legislation will implement mechanisms to regulate non-urgent medical care to encourage child participation in medical decisions, establish groundbreaking oversight mechanisms and…
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On Wednesday 22 March, the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory will introduce legislation into the Legislative Assembly to protect the rights of people with innate variations of sex characteristics in medical settings.
The Chief Minister of the ACT has today announced that a government bill to protect people with innate variations of sex characteristics will be introduced in the ACT Parliament later this month. This bill will protect the autonomy of minors, and adults under guardianship.
In December 2022, IHRA made a submission to a Senate Community Affairs References Committee inquiry on universal access to sexual and reproductive health information, treatment and services.
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.
The Department of Health in Western Australia has invited submissions in response to a discussion paper on proposed legislation in relation to assisted reproductive technologies and surrogacy.
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.
IHRA has made a full and detailed submission to the ACT government in respect of the consultation draft Variations in Sex Characteristics (Restricted Medical Treatment) Bill 2022.
Our submission to an invited consultation by Alex Greenwich, NSW MP for Sydney, on a proposed omnibus bill to end discrimination and harm against LGBTI people.