Sex and gender recognition

Sex and gender recognition

Australian Human Rights Commission releases 2011 consultation report

Australian Human Rights Commission releases 2011 consultation report

The Australian Human Rights Commission 2011 consultative report Addressing sexual orientation and sex and/or gender identity discrimination is a landmark report. The inclusion of intersex people in this report indicates how crucial it is for us to directly engage with government and its agencies in seeking equality and human rights for intersex people. No nation…
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Australian Human Rights Commission consultation: terminology

Dear all Thank you very much for your contribution to the Commission’s brief consultation regarding the terminology used to describe people with a range of sex identities and gender identities. The majority of responses we received supported some means of separating issues relating to sexual orientation from those relating to sex and/or gender identity and…
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Sydney Morning Herald on the recognition of non-specific gender

Sydney Morning Herald on the recognition of non-specific gender

The Sydney Morning Herald yesterday carried a story by Steve Dow on Norrie’s campaign for “legal recognition as a person of no specified sex”. Born male and transitioned to female, before choosing a middle path, the article presents Norrie’s personal journey. OII Australia believes that anyone should be able to choose a “not specified” sex…
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JakartaGlobe: “Gender confusion lands suspect in women’s prison”

JakartaGlobe: “Gender confusion lands suspect in women’s prison”

Two stories of a man with XXY sex chromosomes in Indonesia, who faced difficulties due to his upbringing as a girl. JakartaGlobe: “Gender confusion lands suspect in women’s prison” Medicine almost always assigns people with the XXY karyotype as male regardless of whether their sex is male, female, both or neither. Although Alterina Hofan says…
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WPATH disorders intersex while depathologizing transgender

From the ‘Response of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health to the Proposed DSM 5 Criteria for Gender Incongruence’: (4) Adding a specifier of “with or without a Disorder of Sex Development” is an improvement over the need to use the “Not Otherwise Specified” diagnosis because individuals with intersex conditions may have a similar…
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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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