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Intersex Human Rights Australia

Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) is a national charity by and for people with innate variations of sex characteristics. They were formerly known as OII Australia. They promote human rights, health, and bodily autonomy.

Vision and mission

IHRA's goal is to help create a society where intersex people (people with innate variations of sex characteristics/differences of sex development) are not stigmatised, and where their rights are recognised. They promote human rights and bodily autonomy through advocacy, policy and information provision, education, and peer support. They work across Australia and internationally.

How IHRA can help

IHRA champion the needs of people with innate variations of sex characteristics and their families. They provide policy advice and education and training services, and work with institutions to promote quality research, and improve services, data and practices.

They also collaborate with peer-led support and advocacy charities for individuals and families: Intersex Peer Support Australia, and the Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand.

Information lines / help lines

  • Please contact via email at: info@ihra.org.au

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Last reviewed: April 2021

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Intersex for parents – Intersex Human Rights Australia

This page is for new parents of an intersex child, prospective parents planning a pregnancy or undergoing genetic or preconception screening, and also parents of older children.

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Bodily integrity – Intersex Human Rights Australia

We all have a right to bodily integrity, to not be subjected to invasive or irreversible medical procedures that modify sex characteristics, unless necessary to avoid serious, urgent and irreparable harm.

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Domestic and family violence – Intersex Human Rights Australia

A briefing paper on domestic and family violence and intersex people.

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What is intersex? – Intersex Human Rights Australia

A briefing on working, Australian and international definitions of intersex.

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Workplaces – Intersex Human Rights Australia

Guidance for employers, union representatives and staff on intersex issues and inclusion in the workplace.

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Clinical guidelines – Intersex Human Rights Australia

Are clinical guidelines enough to eliminate human rights violations against intersex people in medical settings? Reviewing the evidence, we believe they are inadequate, and their prerequisites do not exist.

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Intersex for allies – Intersex Human Rights Australia

How can you act as an ally to intersex people? This page contains introductory information and video resources.

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Intersex people and COVID-19 – Intersex Human Rights Australia

All populations that suffer health inequalities are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and people with intersex variations are no exception.

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Let’s talk about intersex, animation – Intersex Human Rights Australia

Thank you to Rochelle Oh for creating this exceptionally good animated introduction to intersex.

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YOUth & I intersex youth publication – Intersex Human Rights Australia

In YOUth & I, intersex youth tell their own stories, how they want to and in their own way. YOUth & I is an Australian publication created and edited by Steph Lum, and supported by the ACT Capital of Equality grants program. Download a free copy.

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