Welcome to OII Australia – we promote human rights and bodily autonomy for intersex people, and provide information, education and peer support

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Intersex people are born with physical, hormonal or genetic features that are neither wholly female nor wholly male; or a combination of female and male; or neither female nor male.

OII Australia is a national body by and for people with intersex variations. Our goals are to help create a society where sex differences are not stigmatised, and where our rights as people are recognised.
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Media reporting: the real intersex scandal

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Media reporting: the real intersex scandal

Right now, we can’t think of any other form of bodily diversity that is subject to such relentless negative and salacious press coverage, and so rare a case of positive reporting. For people who have not been following the story of Taylor Chandler, who reports she was born intersex and recently in a relationship with…
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Different priorities

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Different priorities

  Ever feel like there are different priorities? Folks talk with us about birth certificates. We talk about health, sterilisation, bodily autonomy and peer support. #intersex Download and share Download “different priorities” poster (PDF) Share on social media Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Ever feel there are different priorities? #intersex #health #coercive-practices pic.twitter.com/CA8cZ3wnvI — OII…
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Open community social events start in Sydney, 9 December

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Open social events start

Open community social events for people with intersex variations will start in Sydney on 9 December 2014, in partnership with the AIS Support Group Australia. Anyone with an intersex variation is welcome, as are parents and families of children and adults with intersex variations. You don’t need to be a member of either organisation to come along.

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Morgan Carpenter speaks at The Wheeler Centre: Intersex bodies and the society that shapes them

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Wheeler Centre talk on intersex bodies

Morgan Carpenter will be speaking on “Intersex bodies and the society that shapes them” at Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre. It’ll take place at lunchtime on Thursday 26 November. In this lunchtime talk, he’ll introduce what intersex is, talk about its relevance to LGBT alliances, and cover key health, cultural and religious issues as they relate to…
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Newtown Festival, 2014

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Newtown Festival (photo: Teddy Cook)

Folks who follow our social media accounts will know that a group of people from OII Australia and the AIS Support Group Australia participated through a stall in the 2014 Newtown Festival recently. We had a high profile spot in one of the country’s busiest community festivals. It was a really amazing experience, with a…
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Intersex Awareness Day, 2014

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Intersex Awareness Day, 2014

October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day. People with intersex variations are born with atypical physical sex characteristics. Intersex people face a range of health and human rights issues, and deep-seated stigma, caught between two contrasting visions of who and how we should be. On the one hand, this includes medical interventions in infancy and childhood…
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Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture

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OII Australia has made a submission to the UN Committee Against Torture, in relation to a national review of Australia’s work. The submission has been endorsed by the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia, People with Disability Australia and the National LGBTI Health Alliance.

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