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Karin: “Fact, fiction and intersex lives”

In a world as heavily mediated as ours, where the boundary between reality staged for entertainment and reality documented for information is blurred, and sometimes lost altogether, works of fiction often encroach upon the territory of fact – the danger is that we may not be able to tell the difference. That certainly happens when…
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Poster “I am not a Disorder of Sex Development!

I am not a DSD

Poster “I am not a Disorder of Sex Development!” Tap the image to download a resizable PDF poster.

Proud to be Intersex!

Proud to be Intersex

Poster “Proud to be Intersex!” Tap the image to download a resizable PDF poster.

Parliament

Submission on the Federal Department of Health & Ageing’s new National Women’s Health Policy

19 June, 2009 The Hon Nicola Roxon Minister for Health and Ageing Organisation Intersex International Australia’s response to the Department of Health and Ageing discussion paper on a New National Woman’s Health Policy. Organisation intersex International (OII) is the world’s largest intersex organisation. It is the only intersex organisation that is made up of, predominantly,…
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Submission to the Australian National Human Rights Consultation

15 June 2009 Organisation Intersex International Australia’s Submission to the National Human Rights Consultation Organisation intersex International (OII) is the world’s largest intersex organisation. It is the only intersex organisation that is made up of, predominantly, intersex individuals with 98% of our membership identifying as intersex. Organisation Intersex International Australia is the Australian arm of…
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Intersex people and photography: US hospital staff photograph unconscious intersex person’s genitals

Intersex people and photography: US hospital staff photograph unconscious intersex person’s genitals

OII Australia is sensitive towards photographic depictions of intersex individuals. The reasons for OII Australia’s sensitivity are exemplified in this article about non-consensual photography. We can’t help but wonder if the photographic voyeurism, and staff attitudes towards this person’s body, impacted on the quality of care that was given – the person is known to…
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Style guide

Style guide: on intersex and terminology

A style guide to describing intersex people, intersex bodies, and the issues facing the intersex community. The guide, designed primarily for journalists and writers, contains video, audio and photographic content to illustrate the diversity of intersex identities, bodies and characteristics…

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More on intersex terminology

There are two fundamental issues that must be considered when considering terminology around intersex. Intersex is a scientific term that describes all differences of sex biology within the animal kingdom that are not hermaphroditic…

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When DSD originated

James Pate, MD has kindly provided us with the following: The first mention of “disorder of sex development” I could find was by CE Ford in 1961 (Ford CE. The cytogenetic analysis of some disorder of sex development. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 82:1154-61, 1961 Nov.) Other historical terminology I found was: Disorder of…
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Karin: “Church brutality”

What can be said in the face of this? I heard many rumours about this kind of thing going on in Western Australia for years, where many Irish Christian Brothers and Sisters of Mercy, and nuns from other orders, run boarding schools. My own mother was in the care of nuns, in another state. She…
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