Resources (page 1 of 3)

Browse key resources. Many of these resources were created by IHRA, while others were created by third parties.

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YOUth & I intersex youth publication

In YOUth & I, intersex youth tell their own stories, how they want to and in their own way. YOUth & I is an Australian publication created and edited by Steph Lum, and kindly supported by the ACT Capital of Equality grants program. Download a copy of YOUth & I for free.

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New resources for kids, youth and parents

Our friends at Reach Out Australia and Kids Helpline are updating their resources for intersex youth and parents of intersex youth. We have assisted in the creation of these resources and we strongly commend them.

Inters

Researching intersex populations

Advice and recommendations on including people born with variations of sex characteristics in research studies and surveys.

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Education

People born with intersex variations face stigmatisation and discrimination in education settings. Policies designed to support students with particular identities may not recognise issues faced by people with particular bodies.

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Detention

Intersex people, like other people, may be convicted of offences, or detained awaiting trial. People with observable variations in sex characteristics may face harassment and stigma in places of detention, and may be vulnerable to harm.

Intersex people in sport

Intersex people and sport

Intersex people suffer exclusion and stigmatisation in sport. On a day-to-date level, the most significant issue is body shaming. However, intersex women face uncertainty, exclusion without evidence, and public humilation.

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Discrimination

People born with variations of sex characteristics experience stigmatisation, discrimination, bullying, body shaming and other forms of harm because of our sex characteristics, and also because of assumptions about our identities.

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Eugenics

Many intersex traits are genetic, with an identified origin. The elimination of such traits from the gene pool is an established and growing phenomenon.

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Bodily integrity

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.