Brochures and reports

Brochures, leaflets, reports, and other documents.

Intersex legislative issues – a brief summary

Please note that this document has been superseded by federal legislation, a 2013 community consensus statement and a Senate committee report on the “Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people“. Summary of legislative issues for intersex people OII Australia has recently been asked to summarise our position on a range of legislative and health issues….
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OII Australia and OII Aotearoa submission on the DSM-5 and SOC-7

OII Australia and OII Aotearoa submission on the DSM-5 and SOC-7

OII Australia, together with OII Aotearoa/NZ, today released a submission [PDF] to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), regarding the draft Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition. Download our submission here [PDF]. The APA is the body that, until 1973, classified homosexuality as a mental disorder. The APA currently regards gender non-conformity to…
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Submission to the 2012 Senate enquiry on marriage equality

Parliament

Honourable Senators, (introduction on OII Australia omitted) OII Australia supports the rights of all Australians to marriage. We support the submissions of the NSW and Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, The LGBTI Health Alliance and those of Dr Paul Martin and others that demonstrate the positive mental health outcomes for LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual…
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Comment invited on draft OII Australia submission on the SOC-7 and DSM-5

We have drafted a submission to the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) 7th Standards of Care, and the APA’s draft Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition. We’d like to invite feedback on the proposed submission. We’d be grateful for any comments or thoughts by the end of Wednesday 23 May….
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“A medical condition is only as real as its definition”, Georgiann Davis on DSD in Sociology of Diagnosis journal

Sociologist Georgiann Davis Ph.D. recently had published her paper on DSD in Sociology of Diagnosis, Advances in Medical Sociology, Volume 12, 155–182. The paper, “DSD is a perfectly fine term”: Reasserting Medical Authority Through a Shift in Intersex Terminology is a hugely important critique and highly recommended reading. The context Even though the diagnosis carried…
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Why intersex is not a gender identity, and the implications for legislation

Introduction Numerous Australian reports have tended to presuppose that intersex people, like gay men, lesbians and transgender people, are included in legal frameworks to protect on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity”. This is not the case, and this article attempts to clarify why not. In brief, people born with intersex variations have…
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