Issue 1: An end to non-consensual infant genital surgery. OII opposes all cosmetic (non-essential) surgery on infants without their full and informed participation in decision-making and their agreement…
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Karin at OII Australia has obtained a PDF rendition of the autobiography of British intersex woman Roberta Cowell. It was published in the UK in 1954 and has long been out of print. Roberta aka Betty underwent urogenital surgery in the early 1950s. She lived a long life, as a World War II fighter pilot…
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The events surrounding the gold medal run by Ms Caster Semenya in August of this year have created a perfect storm of speculation around intersex. I know little about Ms Semenya save that she has, by winning a gold medal, brought the full force of sex binary enforcement and intersexphobia down on her apparently unsuitable…
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Poster “It is not a crime to be born intersex. So please don’t treat me like I’ve committed one.” Tap the image to download a resizable PDF poster.
Congratulation to Christiane Völling. A German court has become the first in the world to find a surgeon guilty of conducting non-consensual surgery on an intersex child.
Poster “Ask me all about intersex” Tap the image to download a resizable PDF poster.
A formal submission supporting the campaign for marriage equality.
Morgan writes about the problems associated with being prescribed a controlled substance.
What is it about the word SEX that so upsets so many people that they feel compelled to substitute it with the word GENDER? It’s not just an American thing – too squeamish to use words that say exactly what they mean that they must invent pussy-footing, limp euphemisms, and even euphemisms for euphemisms. During…
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A media release by the Australian Coalition for Equality, with a commentary by OII Australia.
Lisa Pryor has written on “therapists with unconventional qualifications”, noting that no government body charged has power to “discipline unregistered therapists”. OII Australia always recommends that people choose a properly qualified therapist. The article carries some useful information for making this choice.
An article on Lili Elbe, the first intersex person known to have undergone urogenital surgery, has been published in the August 2009 issue of LOTL magazine.