Are clinical guidelines enough to eliminate human rights violations against intersex people in medical settings? Reviewing the evidence, we believe they are inadequate, and their prerequisites do not exist.
Briefing papers (page 1 of 2)
IHRA policy briefing papers. Please note that these briefings are periodically updated.
All populations that suffer health inequalities are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and people with intersex variations are no exception.
Multiple UN Treaty Body committees have issued concluding observations to Australia on the rights of children with intersex variations.
Guidance on including people with innate variations of sex characteristics in research studies and surveys.
A briefing on issues affecting people with innate variations of sex characteristics in education settings.
A briefing on issues affecting people with innate variations of sex characteristics in detention settings.
A briefing on issues affecting people with innate variations of sex characteristics in sport settings.
A briefing on discrimination issues affecting people with innate variations of sex characteristics due to our bodies, identities, or assumptions about our identities.
Many intersex traits are genetic, with an identified origin. The elimination of such traits from the gene pool is an established and growing phenomenon.
A briefing and guidance on understanding and respecting the diverse sex classifications and gender identities of people with intersex variations.
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.
Clinicians are increasingly raising their voices in opposition to forced and coercive interventions, including Physicians for Human Rights and the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association, but more action is needed – particularly in Australia.