Health and medical ethics

Doctors Remove the Gonads of All Intersex Females with A.I.S…. Because…

Doctors Remove the Gonads of AIS Females Because...

Download this as a poster Editorial Comment: From the American National Cancer Institute: The National Cancer Institute, a component of the National Institutes of Health, estimates that, based on current rates, 12.7 percent of women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in their lives. In AIS women the risk of…
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Intersex Australians… are Placed on a Sex Offenders Register…

Intersex Australians are placed on a sex offenders list

Extract from OII Australia’s response to the Australian federal Department of Health and Ageing discussion paper on a New National Woman’s Health Policy: Some intersex individuals need anti-androgen medication. Because those medicines are not recognized treatments for the specific diagnosis the only path to that medication is to register the intersex person in question as…
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Six key issues for intersex health

Issue 1: An end to non-consensual infant genital surgery OII opposes all cosmetic (non-essential) surgery on infants without their full and informed participation in decision-making and their agreement. OII Australia on “Tasmanian wisdom about intersex from Commissioner for Children Paul Mason” AHRC: Surgery on intersex infants and human rights British Medical Journal: “Managing intersex” There…
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Veronica Drantz writes: Intersex People – Disordered or Different? The DSD Debate

Veronica Drantz writes: Intersex People – Disordered or Different? The DSD Debate

Biologist Veronica Drantz writes a great piece on intersex people: “disordered or different?”, including material from OII founder Curtis Hinkle, and Dr. Milton Diamond. I agree with Milton Diamond and Curtis Hinkle that intersex persons are natural variations and are not disordered. In my presentation of “Science and Sexuality”, I discuss the different perspectives of…
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