Brochures and reports

Brochures, leaflets, reports, and other documents.

Teaching intersex issues

Teaching Intersex Issues

The listed resources are no longer current in this document published by ISNA in 2001, but we highly recommend Teaching intersex issues by Emi Koyama and Dr Lisa Weasel. It contains analysis, guidelines, readings and other resources. The authors present an analysis of self-selected scholars teaching women’s studies, queer studies and related fields in early…
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The New York Times on Cordelia Fine’s “Delusions of Gender”

The New York Times on Cordelia Fine’s “Delusions of Gender”

Cordelia Fine eviscerates popular notions of differences between men and women. This book is highly recommended: “Delusions of Gender” takes on that tricky question, Why exactly are men from Mars and women from Venus?, and eviscerates both the neuroscientists who claim to have found the answers and the popularizers who take their findings and run…
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Alan Berman and Shirleene Robinson, “Speaking Out: Stopping Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse in Queensland”

Alan Berman and Shirleene Robinson, “Speaking Out: Stopping Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse in Queensland”

Alan Berman and Shirleene Robinson have published their book, Speaking Out – Stopping Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse in Queensland: Based on the largest survey of gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex, transgender and queer reactions to violence and harassment ever undertaken in Australia, this book gives voice to the many victims who have suffered in the state…
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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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On genital surgeries

On genital surgeries

Update In 2013, the Australian Senate Community Affairs Committee published a report on the “Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia”. That report, and the submissions to it, reveal much about current practice. Intersex refers to atypical internal and/or external anatomical sexual characteristics, where features usually regarded as male or female may be…
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Chris Somers xxy, Tracy Reibel and David Whyatt: Intersex and androgyny and implications for provision of primary health care

Chris Somers xxy, Tracy Reibel and David Whyatt: Intersex and androgyny and implications for provision of primary health care

Chris Somers xxy (vice-president of OII Australia) and colleagues present an analysis of intersex issues for primary healthcare providers. Chris Somers xxy is a national and international intersex activist with a M.Ed. By Research (UWA); concerning Androgyny; B.Ed. (Melb); Hons Dip Creative Photography (Trent Polytechnic now Trent University, UK); who has worked in a number…
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