Intersex people are often represented as being all the same, or as slight variations on a uniform theme. So, too, are trans men and women. Likewise, the Hijras of India and Pakistan, or the Kathoey of Thailand, are depicted as being near-identical clones of each other. It’s a new form of an old trope –… Read more →
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… Read more →
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… Read more →
Two recent audio and video articles featuring intersex caused by Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) have been drawn to our attention, one released by the U.S. Geological Survey and the other by the Public Broadcasting Service: PBS – Endocrine Disruptors: Today’s Canary in the Coal Mine? USGS – Endocrine Disruption: Sex-Changing Fish and More Quotes: Steve… Read more →
We have found this remarkable magazine article, published in Physical Culture magazine in January 1937, during our online forays while looking for more information about Lili Elbe. Donald Furthman Wickets is the nom de plume of George Sylvester Viereck. Can Sex in Humans Be Changed? By Donald Furthman Wickets ALL the old landmarks are going,… Read more →
Download a copy of this book review as a PDF Published autobiographies written by intersex people are rare. Socially-imposed guilt and shame at being born intersex have led to fewer such books being published than one might wish for – we can learn so much from how others like us have lived. I’d always known… Read more →
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