Resources (page 2 of 3)

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

Identification document

Identification documents

Intersex people have diverse sex classifications and gender identities. This page presents background information and guidance on how to respect the diversity of intersex lived experience.

Caduceus

Clinical opposition to early intersex medical interventions grows

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.

Darlington retreat

Darlington Statement

The Darlington Statement is a joint consensus statement by Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand intersex organisations and independent advocates, agreed in March 2017. It sets out the priorities and calls to action by the intersex human rights movement in our countries.

marriage and relationships

Marriage and people with intersex variations, a submission

This submission to a Senate inquiry on an exposure draft marriage bill discusses the role of medical interventions in preparing intersex bodies for marriage, as well as issues accessing marriage. It analyses the implications of marriage laws in Australia before marriage equality.

Demographics - an icon of a pie chart showing a quarter slice

Demographics

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

Intersex in the workplace

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

services

Our services

Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) can provide a range of services to individuals, organisations, institutions and community groups around Australia.

Participants at the Third International Intersex Forum in Malta

Malta Declaration

Between 29 November and 1 December 2013, the Third International Intersex Forum, supported by ILGA and ILGA-Europe, took place in Valletta, Malta. The event brought together 34 activists representing 30 intersex organisations from all continents, and produced a common declaration.

On the number of intersex people: four calculator symbols

Intersex population figures

There are no firm population figures for people with intersex variations, due to stigma, misconceptions, lack of accurate recording of data, arbitrary definitions, and ideological values.

Defining intersex: an image of a magnifying glass over a plus symbol

What is intersex?

This page presents a range of working, Australian and international definitions of intersex. Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that don’t fit medical and social norms for female or male bodies.

Intersex flag

An intersex flag

We have struggled with symbols used to denote intersex people, so Morgan created one that is free for the world to use.

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.