Amnesty International and intersex

Amnesty International and intersex

WE support the human rights campaign work that Amnesty International does worldwide, and hope that the organisation takes into account the fact that intersex people worldwide do not have equality or human rights. That includes Australia. It is ironic that Australia’s National Human Rights Consultation can be spoken about as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to ‘tell…
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European Journal of Endocrinology: Quality of life in 70 intersex women

We have come across a paper archived at the European Journal of Endocrinology that is titled Quality of life in 70 women with disorders of sex development, resulting from a study by the Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen. The paper is a reminder of how intersex people are regarded by the medical profession in general,…
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Women’s Health Initiative, defusing the fear of HRT

Women’s Health Initiative, defusing the fear of HRT

After the Women’s Health Initiative study of HRT released its findings in 2002, a backlash against all HRT set in and many women refused to use HRT at all from that point onwards. Many women came to suffer badly for it. Many doctors became reluctant to prescribe any HRT at all, or adequate or well…
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LOTL: Intersex 101, “The Silent”

LOTL: Intersex 101, “The Silent”

The June 2009 issue of LOTL magazine has published an article written by OII Australia member EarthAngel, titled The Silent. It is an introduction to intersex for the magazine’s readers.