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

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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UN committee on disability issues comments on intersex

CRPD thematic briefing, photo by Diane Kingston

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities issued observations on Germany overnight, including a statement on intersex people for the first time. In doing so it referenced a previous statement by the UN Committee Against Torture, and it joins the UN Committee on Rights of the Child. The CRPD statement In Concluding…
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What it’s like to be intersex

“Guess which one of us has testes?” A great introductory video by Interact and Buzzfeed, in the US. It features Emily Quinn, an XY woman; Alice Alvarez; Pidgeon Pagonis, a queer, gender non-conforming intersex person; and Sean Saifa Wall, a black intersex man.

PBS policy change on testosterone

This is a submission to the Health Minister, following a reported policy change by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) restricting access to testosterone to treatment initiated by a specialist. Dear Minister I write as president of Organisation Intersex International (OII) Australia Limited, an intersex-led Public Benevolent Institution run by volunteers that promotes the human…
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“None of the Above”, by I W Gregorio

“None of the Above”, by I W Gregorio

A debut novel by author, surgeon and mother I W Gregorio, “None of the Above” is an entertaining and realistic portrayal of life of an American intersex teen, aimed at other young adult readers. What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant? When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like…
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We celebrate Maltese protections for intersex people

GIGESC

OII Australia joins with our European intersex and trans partner organisations in celebrating the passage of the Gender Identity Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act. The Act passed with cross party support, without a vote, in the small hours of this morning. This is an historic moment. The Act contains key improvements from all existing…
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