Brochures and reports

Brochures, leaflets, reports, and other documents.

Transcript: Intersex people at a public hearing of the Senate Inquiry on involuntary sterilisation

Parliament

Hansard transcripts of the March 2013 public hearings for the Senate Inquiry on involuntary or coerced sterilisation have been published. Several issues are striking, not least the commonalities between the medical treatment of intersex people and the medical treatment of people with disabilities. We are grateful for the support of disability organisations like People with…
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Second submission to Senate Inquiry on involuntary sterilisation; the Chief Justice of the Family Court on infant clitorectomy

Parliament

The Senate’s community Affairs Reference Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities, and intersex people. The deadline for submissions was 12 March, and the Committee has just published a supplementary submission (PDF) by OII Australia, alongside submissions by the AISSGA, People with Disabilities Australia, the National…
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Submission to the Senate Inquiry on involuntary or coerced sterilisation

Parliament

The federal Senate’s Community Affairs References Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities in Australia, and now also including the sterilisation and sexual health of intersex people. The terms of reference for the inquiry were updated on 15 February to include: 2. Current practices and policies…
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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture calls for an end to coerced and involuntary genital-normalising surgeries

United Nations Human Rights Council

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture issued a statement on 1 February 2013 in Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez recognising that intersex people have been subject to non-consensual medical normalisation treatment, and calling for an end to forced sterilisation, forced hormone…
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“Sex and Gender Diverse” discussion paper on terminology

This paper was updated in September 2013, with a new final “impact” section that reflects the discontinuation of “SGD” and “DSG” terminology by the National LGBTI Health Alliance and many other organisations. We recommend browsing the Videos, Audio and Personal Stories sections of this website to gain familiarity with the diversity of intersex identities, genders,…
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