Editorials

OII Australia editorials, policy statements and submissions.

OII Australia dialog with Andrology Australia about XXY people

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 1:52 PM, Gina … wrote: PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY INTO THE PERSONAL IMPACTS OF KLINEFELTER SYNDROME Dear Amy I have received information about a study into Klinefelters you are conducting. I was curious to know why you are only interested in studying XXY men. Organisation Intersex International has many…
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OII Australia’s Position Statement: DSM-V Draft, February 2010

OII Australia’s Position Statement: DSM-V Draft, February 2010

Update: 2012 Submission to the APA on the DSM-5 Draft In June 2012, OII Australia, together with OII Aotearoa/NZ released a submission to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), regarding the draft Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition. It extends this position statement, and presents research justifying our position. Our 2010 position statement,…
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What human rights are affected by early medical intervention?

What human rights are affected by early medical interventions aimed at “normalising” the bodies of intersex infants, children and adolescents? The Yogyakarta Principles In particular Principle 18: B: Take all necessary legislative, administrative and other measures to ensure that no child’s body is irreversibly altered by medical procedures in an attempt to impose a gender…
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AHRC calls for new Australian Children’s Commissioner

AHRC calls for new Australian Children’s Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission has called for the establishment of a new Children’s Commissioner: “The Convention on the Rights of the Child is one of the world’s most important human rights treaties, and the most widely ratified treaty in the history of the United Nations… “The 20th anniversary today is a cause to celebrate…
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On intersex birth registrations

Intersex people in several Australian are able to obtain an administrative correction of intersex birth registrations, including correction to male, female, or (in some cases) blank designation. Note: in some jurisdictions, such as New South Wales, the rules for people changing sex marker on birth certificates (whether intersex or not) can be onerous, particularly when…
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