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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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United Nations Refugee Agency includes intersex people for the first time in statement by senior UNHCR official

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OII is grateful that the UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, has included intersex people in its consideration of refugees seeking asylum. “UNHCR: Washington forum debates protection for refugees persecuted for their sexuality We hope that the UN will now begin to include us in all its considerations. The usual corrections The UNHCR is correct…
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Intersex people lose out by inclusion in US prison transgender policy

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IN a disturbing turn of events, intersex prisoners have been co-opted into new transgender prison policies in Cook County in the US, as written about in an article at Examiner.com by Susan Hillman, Prison Policy Examiner. Examiner.com: Update on new transgender policy at Cook County Jail OII Australia President Gina Wilson has added comments on…
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Saïd, intersex Moroccan, shares his story

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OII Moroccan affiliate member Saïd tells the story of what it is to be intersex living in that country. Intersex is rarely spoken of in the Middle East, so Saïd is incredibly courageous to do so. It should be noted that the prevalence of intersex throughout the Middle East is believed to be higher that the 1%…
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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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