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Amnesty International and intersex

Amnesty International and intersex

WE support the human rights campaign work that Amnesty International does worldwide, and hope that the organisation takes into account the fact that intersex people worldwide do not have equality or human rights. That includes Australia. It is ironic that Australia’s National Human Rights Consultation can be spoken about as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to ‘tell…
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European Journal of Endocrinology: Quality of life in 70 intersex women

We have come across a paper archived at the European Journal of Endocrinology that is titled Quality of life in 70 women with disorders of sex development, resulting from a study by the Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen. The paper is a reminder of how intersex people are regarded by the medical profession in general,…
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When DSD originated

James Pate, MD has provided us with the following: The first mention of “disorder of sex development” I could find was by CE Ford in 1961 (Ford CE. The cytogenetic analysis of some disorder of sex development. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 82:1154-61, 1961 Nov.) Other historical terminology I found was: Disorder of sex…
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Karyotype does not infallibly predict male or female phenotype

Karyotype does not infallibly predict male or female phenotype

We have obtained a copy of the medical research paper cited by New Scientist magazine in their report of 9th April 2009 – Girl with Y chromosome sheds light on maleness. A seven-year-old girl with a Y chromosome is providing new clues about a possible “master switch” of maleness. The girl has the normal chromosome…
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Dr Jessica Cadwallader: “Regulating the Sexed Body: Circumcision, Genital Modification and Cosmetic Surgery”

Dr Jessica Cadwallader: “Regulating the Sexed Body: Circumcision, Genital Modification and Cosmetic Surgery”

Dr Jessica Cadwallader of the Somatechnics Research Centre at Macquarie University has given OII Australia kind permission to provide the PDF of the paper she presented at the Regulating the Sexed Body: Circumcision, Genital Modification and Cosmetic Surgery public lecture at the University of Technology, Sydney. OII applauds Dr Cadwallader’s support for intersex people to…
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