Intersex Genital Cutting

ARE INTERSEX PEOPLE MALE OR FEMALE?

Nowadays there are so many different terms and issues surrounding sexual identity, gender and orientation. It can get confusing, and a common question asked is “are intersex people male or female?”It’s a great question, and many people throw the word around without fully understanding it. The truth is that the male and female archetypes are the furthest ends of the […]

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Iceland’s Gender Autonomy Act is a Step Forward for Trans and Intersex Rights

An article on the Iceland review released on Wednesday inspires confidence in Iceland’s legislative commitment to protecting the rights of citizen identity and personal autonomy. The bill would ensure that surgery and gender reassignment would be outlawed until a point where an intersex child is old enough to make their own decision. Whilst the bill to prevent infant male circumcision […]

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MADRAS HIGH COURT: LEAVE INTERSEX CHILDREN ALONE

The High Court of Madras has decided recently to protect the rights of intersex children. This is a monumentally progressive stance that has been taken, and Justice GR Swaminathan was quoted with the following words: “When a child is born it is usually endowed with male genitalia or female genitalia. But there are children who are born with genitalia that […]

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IHRA: JOINT STATEMENT TO THE CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION & THE W.H.O

JOINT STATEMENT ON “MALE & FEMALE: HE CREATED THEM”, TOWARDS A PATH OF DIALOGUE ON THE QUESTION OF GENDER THEORY IN EDUCATION, BY THE CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION. We, intersex-led and allied networks, organizations and activists, express our grave concern regarding the position adopted by the Congregation for Catholic Education in regard to people born with variations of sex characteristics. […]

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“WE EXIST!” – INTERSEX COMMUNITY AROUND THE WORLD RESPOND TO REMARKS BY THE VATICAN

Image source: Wikipedia Vatican office said intersex babies should be subject to medically unnecessary procedures to make them ‘normal’ Intersex people have delivered a powerful call to the Vatican, saying ‘we exist’. Networks, organizations and activists expressed their grave concern following a document released by the Congregation for Catholic Education. The office said intersex children must be subject to forced medical […]

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COMMUNITY PETITION

“Ban the act of infant male circumcision without a proper medical reasoning. Male circumcision in infants is an unnecessary, irreversible and unfair procedure to place upon a boy who may in the future disagree with the reasons for which it was done. Religion and parental opinion are not appropriate reasons to remove an essential part of a boys body when […]

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GENITAL MUTILATION: HOW MALTA’S LAW FAILS INTERSEX CHILDREN

Malta is world-famous for being the first state to formally outlaw intersex genital mutilation in 2015, despite that the law failed to include any sanctions and IGM continues both domestically and overseas. After tacitly amending the law last year, the Maltese government now claims to have “equalis[ed] the penalties applicable to intersex genital mutilation to the penalties applicable to female […]

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THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HAS VOTED TO PROTECT VULNERABLE CHILDREN. IS CALIFORNIA NEXT?

I am a proud member of the intersex community, meaning I am one of the approximately 2 percent of people with physical sex characteristics transcending societal notions of what “male” and “female” typically look like.   Often people like me are told we are unlovable, sometimes immediately after being born… To read the rest of this article click here. –20/02/2019–

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GERMANY ADOPTS INTERSEX IDENTITY INTO LAW

People who do not fit the biological definition of male or female can now choose the category “diverse” on official documents. Those choosing the option will need a doctor’s certificate to register. Intersex people are born with both male and female sex characteristics, which can appear at birth or later in life. Other countries have approved laws in recent years […]

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WHAT IS INTERSEX? A PERSONAL EXPLAINER

In this video filmmaker River Gallo gives us the breakdown of what it means to be intersex. GLAAD defines intersex as “an umbrella term describing people born with reproductive or sexual anatomy and/or a chromosome pattern that can’t be classified as typically male or female.” Gallo shares his experience as an intersex person, hopes for the future, and the importance of education […]

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