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Handbook for parents

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Intersex is a normal variation of embodiment INTRODUCTION All parents wish for a healthy child. Parent are very often distressed when they first learn that their child is born with a difference, be it an illness, or a physical or mental difference.  When parents are informed of their child’s difference, they often understandably distressed.  They…
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Mission statement

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Policy statements should always be checked against the policy positions of local OII affiliates. Our Mission Campaign in favour of human rights for the intersexed. Encourage an exchange of ideas and different perspectives about intersex from various groups and geographical regions. Provide information concerning actual life experiences of people with intersex conditions to medical personnel…
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Official position on a third sex

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Policy positions should always be checked against the policy positions of local OII affiliates. On a Third Sex The creation of a new category to be designated intersex poses several problems. First of all, how do we define intersexuality? OII believes that there will be never a clear definition and at the same time, that…
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Official position on medical care

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Policy positions should always be checked against the policy positions of local OII affiliates. On Medical Care Our societies have accepted a binary construct between male and female which does not reflect Nature and the enormous variety of possible sexes which overlap one another in various gradations on a spectrum with male at one end…
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OII FAQ

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The Organisation Intersex International (OII) is devoted to systemic change to end the fear, shame, secrecy and stigma experienced by children and adults through the practice of non-consensual normalisation treatments for people born with atypical anatomy, and the arbitrary assignment of a particular gender without an informed consultation with the individual concerned. We have learned…
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