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On a third sex

The creation of any new category to be designated intersex poses several problems.

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On medical diagnoses and health information

OII Australia is sensitive to individuals’ right to privacy concerning medical information and does not require any release of medical information or any diagnosis to be a member of our support groups or organisation.

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Andrology Australia study of XXY men in Australia

An email from Andrology Australia has been circulating, asking for men with Klinefelter Syndrome to take part in the study. We have emailed the above address asking if other people with XXY are also to be included in this study.

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First Hollywood bio about an intersex person, Lili Elbe

Late last year it was widely reported that Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron are to star in a fictionalised though somewhat biographical feature film, about Lili Elbe née Einar Wegener. She was the first publicly known intersex person. The film is The Danish Girl, based on the novel of the same name by US author…
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The Age on Tony Briffa: “Choosing the right gender”

Despite a difficult childhood, Tony Briffa is a resilient pragmatist with a wonderful sense of humour, writes Lily Bragge. When Tony Briffa was born at Altona Hospital in 1970, doctors were unable to determine his gender. The younger of a set of twins, Briffa’s sister Catherine was confidently announced to be a girl, but for…
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Human rights for intersex people

Recently there has been a flurry of activity on human rights in Australia: The Human Rights Commissioner has finalized his report into same sex relationships and is in the process of finalizing his Sex & Gender Diversity report. The federal government has appointed four eminent persons to conduct community consultations on Human Rights issues and report…
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