In the wake of some objectifying news coverage of intersex bodies in Australian, UK and international media, Phoebe Hart of the AISSGA writes an important piece on “My intersex body: more than an object of fascination or repulsion to be ‘fixed’” in the UK Independent newspaper. While I am sure Dr Michael Mosely’s account of… Read more →
Overnight, the UN OHCHR released a long-awaited intersex fact sheet, as part of the Free&Equal campaign. Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. Being intersex is much more common than most people think – according to experts there are as many intersex people… Read more →
OII Australia joins with our European intersex and trans partner organisations in celebrating the passage of the Gender Identity Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act. The Act passed with cross party support, without a vote, in the small hours of this morning. This is an historic moment. The Act contains key improvements from all existing… Read more →
Ever feel like there are different priorities? Folks talk with us about birth certificates. We talk about health, sterilisation, bodily autonomy and peer support. #intersex Download and share Download “different priorities” poster (PDF) Share on social media Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Ever feel there are different priorities?
#intersex #health #coercive-practices pic.twitter.com/CA8cZ3wnvI — OII… Read more →
A motion calling for the implementation of the Commonwealth Senate committee report on the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people passed the NSW Legislative Council at 2.45pm today. The text also acknowledges Intersex Awareness Day. The motion was put forward to the upper house of the State Parliament by Dr Mehreen Faruqi (Greens); it… Read more →
October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day. People with intersex variations are born with atypical physical sex characteristics. We face a range of health and human rights issues — and deep-seated stigma — caught between two contrasting visions of who and how we should be. On the one hand, this includes medical interventions in infancy and… Read more →