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Opinion by Jo Proctor: Neo-eugenics and its war against human biological diversity

Neo-eugenics or ‘new eugenics’ is the term given to modern medicine’s rapidly evolving biotechnological ability to identify and terminate a raft of congenital variations at increasingly early stages of fetal development. On June 30th, OII published an abstract originating from Lille University in France. The paper, published in the Journal of Pediatric Urology – http://www.jpurol.com/article/S1477-5131%2810%2900200-7/abstract…
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Opinion by Michael Noble: I am me and I am OK

The following biography is based on a paper I presented at the Gay and Lesbian Feast Festival, Adelaide, South Australia in 2002. As much has changed for me since then, in relation to how I perceive myself and my outlook, the document has been significantly revised and updated. Intersex is primarily not matter of identity…
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Opinion by Jo Proctor: Caster Semenya, post-mortem of a debacle

Opinion by Jo Proctor: Caster Semenya, post-mortem of a debacle

If the International Amateur Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) terse three sentence statement, issued on the sixth of July, is anything to go by, the organization is determined to close down any further discussion of the Caster Semenya debacle. This was issued following two ‘false starts’ from the IAAF – one in May 2010 and the second…
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Cary Costello: “Five Myths that Hurt Intersex People”

Cary Costello: “Five Myths that Hurt Intersex People”

Cary Gabriel Costello writes as Luminis at The Intersex Roadshow. This is an excellent article well worth drawing attention to, by a writer whose work is always rewarding to read. I [have] had conversations with some intersex acquaintances recently about painful situations in which (non[-]intersex) people have accused my friends of not “really” being intersex….
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Michael Noble: Representations of Klinefelter Syndrome

Michael Noble: Representations of Klinefelter Syndrome

Michael Noble wrote this paper in 2003, and it was revised in 2010. Copyright © by Michael Noble 2010. Note Michael has asked that we point out that this paper was originally written in and around 2003 and that “I have seen some KS websites are now less reactive to the suggestion that XXY is…
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