Media releases

Posts containing media releases by OII Australia.

Sixth day of intersex: Marriage

On the Sixth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to intersex and the right to marry. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is, we may be thought of…
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Fifth day of intersex: Diagnosing intersex

On the Fifth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to intersex and one way a person might come to be intersex. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is,…
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Fourth day of intersex: Medicine

On the Fourth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to intersex and its uneasy relationship with medicine. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is, we may be thought…
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Third day of intersex: Infant genital surgeries

On the Third Day of Intersex we draw your attention to Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM). What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is, we may be thought of as being…
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Second day of intersex: Human rights

On the Second Day of Intersex we draw your attention to the complete lack of rights for intersex people. For intersex to have any rights at all we are required to submit to the myth that we are wholly male or female. We must allow our differences to be surgically or hormonally removed so that an…
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Intersex Awareness Day, 2011

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The first Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) came about when the American intersex group named Hermaphrodites with Attitude (HWA) picketed an American Association of Paediatrics (AAP) conference in Boston on 26th October 1996. Those picketing this event were outraged that the doctors attending the conference were recommending and conducting infant genital mutilation (IGM) surgery on intersex…
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