Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies. We have diverse bodies, identities and life experiences.
OII Australia is a national body by and for people with intersex variations. Our goals are to help create a society where our bodies are not stigmatised, and where our rights as people are recognised. Read more →
Intersex students exist in every school and education institution. Many of us are same sex attracted. Many of us are heterosexual. Some of us may transition gender, while many of us identify with our sex assigned at birth. Just like non-intersex people. To this extent, actions to promote respect for same sex attracted and gender… Read more →
We are delighted to announce that the 2015 survey of people born with atypical sex characteristics has now been published. This is an independent research project and we would like to thank Tiffany Jones, co-authors, survey participants, and the folks at Open Book Publishers. The report is available as a free PDF download. Paperback, hardback… Read more →
In the past few weeks, new IOC policy positions on both gender identity and sex characteristics have been published. The statements have received widespread media coverage, focused mostly on improved (albeit imperfect) access to competition for trans athletes. The IOC “consensus meeting” policy paper is dated November 2015, and it contains two statements, one entitled… Read more →
In February, a report of last year’s survey of people born with congenital atypical sex characteristics will be published. 272 people with atypical sex characteristics responded to the survey, enabling a comprehensive analysis in the largest study of intersex Australians yet conducted. It will be entitled “Intersex: Stories and Statistics from Australia” and the authors… Read more →
The Chilean Ministry of Health has issued instructions to its national health sector to stop “normalising” medical interventions on intersex infants and children. This guidance is a global first: the first time that a health ministry has shown leadership in taking this step without legislation or legal action. They have done this while awaiting… Read more →
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