Resources (page 3 of 3)

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

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.

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 intersectionalities with lesbian and gay communities

Morgan Carpenter, OII Australia board member, wrote and presented this paper at the After ‘Homosexual’ conference in Melbourne in February 2012. The focus is on intersectionalities with people experiencing same-sex attraction.

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Intersex intersectionalities with gender diversity

This page details some of the general differences and similarities between the experience of transgender/gender diverse and intersex individuals. In general, these comparisons reflect our understanding in Australia, but many of the same principles apply elsewhere.

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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.

Statement on the Senate report ‘Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia’

Resources listing

This page is a curated listing of key resources available on our site. It is occasionally updated.