On the use of Dex

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OII’s position statement on the use of Dexamethasone during pregnancy (June 2010) We, the board members of the Organisation Intersex International, wish to express our support of Drs. Feder, Dreger and Lindemann, for their vigilance and efforts to ensure the safety of intersex infants and their mothers who are currently being prescribed dexamethasone.   We…
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BBC News: “Man, 33, seeks puberty”

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“I feel an outsider, different to everyone else,” he said before the treatment. “People take going through puberty for granted; it’s just something that happens. For me it has just never happened.” Lawrence has Kallmann’s syndrome, a rare condition affecting predominantly men, but also women. A small area in the brain called the hypothalamus cannot…
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Daily Nation: Groups drawn to intersex convict’s case

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ACTIVISTS for and against gay unions have joined a case filed by an intersex convict seeking the legalisation of a third gender in Kenya. The Kenya Christian Lawyers Fellowship is opposing the plea while the Gays and Lesbians Trust is for the case. In the case, Richard Muasya, who was born with both male and…
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Council of Europe, Commissioner for Human Rights: Human Rights and Gender Identity, CommDH/IssuePaper(2009)2, Strasbourg, 29 July 2009

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ALTHOUGH this document, Human Rights and Gender Identity, cites intersex in two places, intersex is not otherwise included in its content. This is a pattern we are seeing throughout our research. Lawmakers and law reformers appear to be concerned only with LGBT and not LGBTI. Or, intersex is cited as a reason why transsexual and…
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Reply from the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers on Intersex Exclusion

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Dear …, The terms of reference adopted by the Committee of Ministers referred to measures to combat discrimination based on “sexual orientation or gender identity”. The Committee of experts (DH-LGBT) which prepared the draft recommendation was composed by real experts in the field, including representatives of non-governmental organisations such as ILGA-Europe and Transgender EU. The…
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