The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has published an essential new background note on human rights violations against intersex people.
Health and medical ethics (page 1 of 15)
For an introduction to these issues, see our page on bodily integrity
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 / Dichiarazione comune sulla classificazione internazionale delle malattie 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 / Yhteislausunto kansainvälisestä tautiluokituksesta ICD-11 / Wspólne oświadczenie w sprawie Międzynarodowej Klasyfikacji Chorób 11 (ICD11)
A joint statement by more than 60 intersex-led organisations and groups to the World Health Organization.
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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Ahead of the federal election on 18 May 2019, IHRA, AISSGA, Equality Australia, the National LGBTI Health Alliance, People with Disability Australia and others have identified key priorities for our populations and put questions to the major parties.
Earlier this month, co-executive director Morgan Carpenter gave a lecture at the Kirby Institute, UNSW, on “medical and legal contradictions on the meaning and needs of intersex people”.
Many intersex traits are genetic, with an identified origin. The elimination of such traits from the gene pool is an established and growing phenomenon.
We all have a right to bodily integrity, to not be subjected to invasive or irreversible medical procedures that modify sex characteristics, unless necessary to avoid serious, urgent and irreparable harm.
O&G Magazine, the magazine of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) published a special issue on LGBTQIA people for December 2018. It contains articles on intersex people by Morgan Carpenter and Dr Jenny Beale, and relevant content by Dr Kimberley Ivory, Dr Elizabeth Kerekere and others.