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Syracuse University College of Law – Anne Tamar-Mattis: Protecting the Civil Rights of Intersex Children

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Anne Tamar-Mattis, Executive Director of Advocates for Informed Choice, visited the College of Law to discuss the legal and ethical issues of consent surrounding genital surgeries in children born with intersex conditions. Editorial comment: OII welcomes the work of Anne Tamar-Mattis, but believes that the use of pathologising language to describe intersex, such as DSDs…
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ORAM second annual lecture series – The Invisible Refugee: Intersex, Persecution and Protection, parts 1, 2 & 3

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Advocates for Informed Choice Founder and Executive Director Anne Tamar-Mattis discusses the legal, medical and survival challenges that intersex refugees encounter in their cross-border searches for safe haven. This lecture was delivered as part of ORAM’s Second Annual Lecture Series held June 24, 2011, in San Francisco, CA. Editorial comment: OII rejects the pathologization of…
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Intersex-inclusive inter-American human rights commission shows the way via new unit for LGBTI rights

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WHILE its counterparts in other parts of the globe prevaricate about including intersex people in their human rights work, the Organization of American States’ (OAS) pan-American human rights commission the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), based in Washington D.C., has created “a Unit on the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex (LGBTI)…
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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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