Briefing papers (page 2 of 2)

IHRA policy briefing papers. Please note that these briefings are periodically updated.

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The diversity and demographic characteristics of intersex people are not widely understood. This page presents details from an independent Australian sociological survey of 272 people born with atypical sex characteristics in 2015.

Intersex in the workplace


Guidance for employers, union representatives and staff on intersex issues in the workplace.

Intersex for parents.

Intersex for parents

This page is for new parents of an intersex child, prospective parents planning a pregnancy or undergoing genetic or preconception screening, and also parents of older children.

Intersex for allies

Intersex for allies

How can you act as an ally to intersex people? This page contains essential information and multimedia resources.

Intersex in surveys and forms

Forms and data collection

Advice and recommendations on including people born with variations of sex characteristics in forms and other forms of data collection.

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Intersex and intersectionality

The rights and concerns of intersex people do not simply overlap the rights and concerns of women, of LGBT people and of disabled and racialised people, we exist at the intersection between these different forms of discourse.

Style guide

Media and style guide

If you are writing about intersex people, our bodies, identities and human rights concerns, this page outlines why we use words the way we do.