Welcome to the online home of Organization Intersex International – OII – a decentralized global network of intersex organizations

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Welcome to the online home of Organization Intersex International – OII – a decentralized global network of intersex organizations

What is intersex? THE term intersex was adopted by science in the early 20th century and applied to human beings whose biological sex cannot be classified as clearly male or female. An intersex person may have the biological attributes of both sexes or lack some of the biological attributes considered necessary to be defined as…
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The real Michael Phelps girlfriend story

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The real Michael Phelps girlfriend story

Claudia Astorino writes in The Guardian newspaper on the real Michael Phelps girlfriend story: To the media outlets interested in writing truthfully about intersex people: focus on who we are as human beings. Raise awareness that we exist, and that we’re fighting for our basic human rights: it’s been routine since the 50s to medically…
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Semaine de visibilité intersexe 2014 au Québec

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Le comité Visibilité Intersexe du Centre de lutte contre l’oppression des genres a été particulièrement actif dans les derniers jours! Nous remercions du fond du coeur tous les groupes qui nous ont appuyés, de même que les personnes qui ont participé aux événements. Merci au Centre de lutte contre l’oppression des genres, à l’OII-Francophonie, au…
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Intersex Awareness Day 2014 – post by OII Australia

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Intersex Awareness Day 2014 – post by OII Australia

October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day. Morgan Carpenter of OII Australia wrote this article in the Star Observer newspaper: People with intersex variations are born with atypical physical sex characteristics. Intersex people face a range of health and human rights issues, and deep-seated stigma, caught between two contrasting visions of who and how we should…
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Statement of the European Intersex Meeting in Riga, 2014

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Statement of the European Intersex Meeting in Riga, 2014

On Wednesday, the 8th of October the European Intersex Meeting took place in Riga. Under the umbrella of OII Europe and facilitated by ILGA Europe, this meeting gathered European intersex organisations working for intersex human rights. The goal of the meeting was to identify objectives and strategies to advocate for the full implementation of human…
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Employers’ guide to intersex inclusion

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Employers’ guide to intersex inclusion

OII Australia is proud and delighted to partner with Pride in Diversity to publish the Employers’ guide to intersex inclusion. Written by Morgan Carpenter and Dawn Hough, the guide is kindly sponsored by IBM. Download the Employers’ guide to intersex inclusion (PDF). A world-first, the guide presents information about intersex for employers, including: An introduction…
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