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Tony Briffa speaks at Monash University on intersex human rights

Arthur, Martha and everyone else: equality now for intersex, trans and gender diverse people We’re delighted that Tony Briffa will be speaking at Monash University’s Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, on the human rights of intersex people, on 7 October from 6pm to 7.30pm. The Castan Centre is part of the university’s Faculty of…
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Petition: let Dutee Chand run

Petition: let Dutee Chand run

We invite you to consider signing this petition on the exclusion of women with high natural levels of testosterone from participating in competitive sport. OII Australia has previously reported how several elite women athletes have been subjected to “partial clitoridectomies” and sterilisation in order to compete, in a process that is clearly coercive. We urge…
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Tony Briffa in Body&Soul: “I’m proud to be intersex”

Tony: "I'm proud to be intersex"

Tony Briffa appears in an article in the “Body and Soul” magazine today, in the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Mail (QLD), Sunday Mail (SA), Sunday Territorian, Sunday Times and the Sunday Tasmanian. It’s based on Tony’s own words, and we’re proud of Tony for doing this! It’s a challenge living in…
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Schoolbook on “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”, and intersex status

Spinney Books

We have recently received a copy of “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”, a schoolbook by Australian publisher The Spinney Press in their “Issues in Society” series. It also contains content on intersex people and intersex issues. That content includes an intersex for allies guide, and “It’s time to defend intersex rights“, an article on the…
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Intersex and ANZPATH

OII Australia recently wrote to ANZPATH (Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health) regarding a position taken by that organisation suggesting intersex was part of its remit, and part of their description of transgender. Given that intersex is recognised by diverse institutions, including the Australian government and the World Health Organization as a…
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No scientific basis for current policy excluding elite intersex women from sport

Stéphane Bermon, Pierre Yves Garnier, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Neil Robinson, Sylvain Giraud, Raul Nicoli, Norbert Baume, Martial Saugy, Patrick Fénichel, Stephen J. Bruce, Hugues Henry, Gabriel Dollé, and Martin Ritzen (August 2014) Serum Androgen Levels in Elite Female Athletes, in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-1391

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism this month contains a report on research by the International Association of Athletics Federations’ Medical and Anti-Doping Department and Commission, and others. It states that there is “no clear scientific evidence” for current policies excluding elite intersex women athletes from competitive sport on the basis of high androgen…
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