This paper, by Morgan Carpenter to inform the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, outlines the contradictory ways Australian data construct intersex and DSD.
Health and medical ethics (page 2 of 18)
For an introduction to these issues, see our page on bodily integrity
The Australian Capital Territory government has released a consultation draft law to protect the rights of intersex people. Aileen Kennedy, Alice de Jonge and Morgan Carpenter write about the proposal in this article republished from The Conversation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We warmly congratulate NSW Health on the launch of the State’s first LGBTIQ+ Health Strategy.
A statement in response to PM Scott Morrison’s comments on Senator Claire Chandler’s private members bill proposing amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.
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.
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.
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.
In this free webinar on Wednesday 15 December, Arpita Das spoke on ‘Interrogating consent in gender assignment decisions on intersex people in India’.