Intersex still less equal than others in the United Kingdom

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Intersex still less equal than others in the United Kingdom

KEITH Taylor MEP – Member of the Parliament of Europe – for the South East Region has published a letter of enquiry and its reply as record of his correspondence with British Home Secretary Theresa May and Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Equalities Lynne Featherstone. The subject is the non-inclusion of intersex people from the United Kingdom’s…
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[Op/Ed] Intersex disappointment with New Zealand Human Rights Commission

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OII Australia chairperson, Gina Wilson, has pointed toward a busy 2011 for the organization in Australia. In an article published in the Sydney Star Observer Ms Wilson draws attention not only to some of the primary issues faced by intersex people, but also illustrates the advances occurring in Australia. “OII will once again argue against…
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BBC about to air Caster Semenya film

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IT is official – the documentary film that London-based Australian director Maxx Ginnane made on South African athlete Caster Semenya during 2010 is now to be broadcast in the United Kingdom. BBC TWO will broadcast Too Fast to be a Woman? The Story of Caster Semenya on Tuesday 22nd February 2011 at 7pm. Ms Ginnane…
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Existence of intersex now recognized by US Department of State

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THE U.S. Department of State has now recognized the existence of intersex people and the fact that the passports of US intersex citizens need to reflect that reality. The text of the US Department of State’s manual concerning this policy update – 7 FAM 1350 APPENDIX M INTERSEX CONDITIONS (DISORDERS OF SEX DEVELOPMENT) is a…
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Global Times: Hermaphrodite’s sad tale

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A 20-year-old university student from Pengshui county, Chongqing Municipality is facing a hard choice: to become a man or a woman after doctors at Southwest Hospital found that she is a hermaphrodite. Zeng Jing, who was raised as a girl, came to the hospital with her mother for examinations where Doctor Lu Gensheng found Zeng…
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The Terminology of Intersex

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THERE are two fundamental issues that must be considered when considering terminology around intersex. Scientific nomenclature of intersex: INTERSEX is a scientific term that describes all differences of sex biology within the animal kingdom that are not hermaphroditic. Terminology such as “hermaphrodite”, “pseudo-hermaphrodite”, “disorders” and “conditions” have been used in some medical literature to describe…
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CTiTV.com: 是男也是女!擁抱陰陽人 支持接納她和他

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11月8號是國際陰陽人團結日,一般人很少了解這群弱勢族群,他們發生的機率是兩千分之一,就讀高雄縣樹德科技大學的博士生丘愛芝本身就是陰陽人,從小就透過手術被指定成了女性,但她有喉結、鬍渣、乳房沒發育,外型就像男生,上女廁還會被轟出去,如今她走到人群,發起擁抱陰陽人行動,希望能讓社會認識接納他們。 HIKER Chiu is founder of OII Chinese, and is based in Taiwan. CTiTV.com: 是男也是女!擁抱陰陽人 支持接納她和他