COVID-19 can infect any individual, irrespective of age or health but its impact exacerbates existing inequalities. All populations that suffer health inequalities are disproportionately affected, and people with intersex variations are no exception.
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Browse key resources. Many of these resources were created by IHRA, while others were created by third parties.
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.
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has published an essential new background note on human rights violations against intersex people.
Intersex Human Rights Australia and Intersex Peer Support Australia (the AIS Support Group Australia) invite you to support the work of our organisations and realise the vision of the Darlington Statement.
Multiple UN Treaty Body committees have issued concluding observations to Australia on the rights of children with intersex variations.
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.
Advice and recommendations on including people born with variations of sex characteristics in research studies and surveys.
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.
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 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.
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.
Many intersex traits are genetic, with an identified origin. The elimination of such traits from the gene pool is an established and growing phenomenon.