Sex and gender recognition

For an introduction to these issues, see our page on identification documents

Sydney Morning Herald: “Sexless in the city: a gender revolution”

Sydney Morning Herald: “Sexless in the city: a gender revolution”

Trans person Norrie is in the news: A spokeswoman for the Attorney-General’s department confirmed it was the first such certificate to state non-specified gender, and that even intersex children have their sex determined within weeks of birth. A Catholic ethicist, Nicholas Tonti-Filippini from the John Paul II Institute, said birth certificates should also record no…
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The Scavenger: “Sex not specified” mistakenly treats intersex as a non-binary gender identity

The Scavenger: “Sex not specified” mistakenly treats intersex as a non-binary gender identity

Reporting in The Scavenger mistakenly treats intersex as a non-binary gender identity: NSW Births Deaths and Marriages then issued the ‘Sex Not Specified’ Details Recognition Certificate in accordance with recommendations made by the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2009 report on the legal rights of sex and gender diverse people proposing a greater scope of legal…
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OII Australia’s Position Statement: DSM-V Draft, February 2010

OII Australia’s Position Statement: DSM-V Draft, February 2010

Update: 2012 Submission to the APA on the DSM-5 Draft In June 2012, OII Australia, together with OII Aotearoa/NZ released a submission to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), regarding the draft Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition. It extends this position statement, and presents research justifying our position. Our 2010 position statement,…
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On intersex birth registrations

Intersex people in several Australian are able to obtain an administrative correction of intersex birth registrations, including correction to alternative male, female, or (in some cases) blank designation.

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On a third sex

The creation of any new category to be designated intersex poses several problems.