The joint, cross-party report, “Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia”, was published on 25 October 2013. It raises major concerns about medical ethics and the human rights of people with intersex variations in Australia. Intersex people are born with variations in physical sex characteristics, such as anatomy or chromosomes. Intersex status is…
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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.
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.
The lived experience of intersex people, and the intersex movement, have many intersectionalities with experiences of disability and the disability movement.
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.
This page details some of the general differences and similarities between the experience of trans and intersex individuals. These comparisons reflect our understanding in Australia. Introduction Read more on intersex intersectionalities including with women, people with disabilities, and same sex attracted people Read the Darlington Statement, a 2017 Australian – Aotearoa/NZ intersex community consensus statement…
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