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Indian surgeons are turning intersex girls into intersex boys

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THE intersex girls described in this article  – “children whose internal organs do not match their external genitalia” – will remain intersex for the rest of their lives despite masculinizing genitoplasty surgeries. They claim a strict procedure is followed to determine the sex of the newborn, after which the external appearance of the child is…
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Intersex people in Kenya have an ally in lawyer John Chigiti

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OII-Kenya affiliate lawyer John Chigiti has recently reported he is now representing eight intersex people. Mr Chigiti represented Richard Muasya, the Kenyan intersex person who sought remedy and compensation for his long-term mistreatment. Richard Muasya’s case was essentially rejected on two grounds, that there are almost no intersex people in Kenya and that starting to…
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“Leave intersex out of the DSM-V”

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“Leave intersex out of the DSM-V”

ANNE Tamar-Mattis writes in support of leaving intersex out of psychiatrists’ bible the DSM-V – the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. OII rejects pathologising language, such as “disorders” and “DSD” as harming intersex people. Internal link: OII Australia – A Conspiracy of Deceit: Alice Dreger, ISNA, the invention of DSD and Dix…
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A New York story of an XXY woman

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WE are mindful of a range of beliefs about the XXY karyotype – about being male, being female and being intersex – often warring with each other out there in the wider community, so we were very interested to come across the story of Juno, formerly Alejandro, recently. A number of members of OII across…
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Deutscher Ethikrat: Online-Diskurs Intersexualität, Leben zwischen den Geschlechtern / German Ethics Council: Social Discourse on intersex, life between the sexes

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AUDIO recordings of the German Ethics Council’s hearing on the matter of intersex people in Germany are now available online. Ins A Kromminga of OII’s German affiliate IVIM was amongst the speakers recorded during these sessions. http://diskurs.ethikrat.org/ Google translation: The Forum 2 in the afternoon of the public consultation on the situation of people with…
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Intersex people in Germany, the experts and the Deutscher Ethikrat public consultation

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INTERSEX people in Germany have been invited to participate and observe proceedings in an historic public consultation and dialog “on the situation of people with intersexuality [sic] in Germany”. The event has been organized by Deutscher Ethikrat – The German Ethics Council – and its participants include ‘experts’ in intersex, medical people, lawyers, parents of intersex…
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Intersex people in Germany interviewed by Radio Deutsche Welle

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INTERSEX people in Germany including IVIM/OII-Germany spokesperson Ins A. Kromminga were recently interviewed by Deutsche Welle for their Living in Germany English language radio program. Ins and Ulrike Kloeppel amongst others provided insights into intersex and how intersex people live in Germany. External links: Deutsche Welle – Living in Germany with an intersex child Deutsche…
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German Ethics Council launches survey into the problems of intersex Germans

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THE German Ethics Council is consulting intersex people on our issues. Deutscher Ethikrat: Umfrage zur Situation von Menschen mit Intersexualität” From the text of the survey’s introduction page, it appears that the Council has already consulted with the “experts” – medical doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social scientists and lawyers – and now they wish to…
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