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Intersex

Intersex Information is available for download from The Gender Centre, and are available in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar to view and print P.D.F. files. If you don't have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free at the Adobe website.

THE TRIALS, THE TRIBULATIONS, THE FRUSTRATIONS

Article appeared in Polare 86, January 2011

Many men are unaware that they may have an extra chromosome which signifies Klinefelter Syndrome (XXY), the most common chromosomal variation found in men. This overview gives an insight into the anatomical and physiological outcomes for those with Klinefelter Syndrome ...

A SIMPLIFIED GUIDE

Article appeared in Polare 29, February 1999

"You've got breasts" David's new doctor said. "Those are symptoms"! Over the next hour he took a karyotype (chromosome count), hormone levels and sperm count. The result wasn't obesity, it was something new to him, and all his past doctors, it was Klinefelter's Syndrome ... 

THE TALE OF TWO CHILDREN

Article appeared in Polare 38, August 2000

This is the tale of two children, born with the outward appearance of girls, but lacking the inner-passageways of either sex: no cervix, uterus or fallopian tubes, no seminal vesicles, vasa deferentia or prostate. One had a boy's testes, the other had a girl's ovaries. Both of the children were reared the way their appearance demanded - as girls ...

DAUGHTER, SISTER, WIFE, HERMAPHRODITE

Article appeared in Polare 91, April 2012

My name is Phoebe and I have Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. Back in January, my award-winning autobiographical filmOrchids: My Intersex Adventure screened on A.B.C.television. It's my story, and it looks at my family and our lives with intersex. It's also about busting wide the shame, stigma and secrecy I experienced growing up ... 

INTERSEX LISTED AS A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE, TRANSGENDER WOMEN LISTED AS LESBIAN

Article appeared in Polare 86, January 2011

Intersex people already face enormous barriers of ignorance within the medical profession, yet the problems faced by Intersex women in accessing basic health care are set to continue with the National Women's Health Policy's listing Intersex as a mental health issue ... 

RECOMMENDING RELATIONSHIP RECOGNITION AND DOCUMENTATION CHANGES

Article appeared in Polare 91, April 2012

O.I.I. Australia has made a submission to the Attorney General's Department consultation on the National Human Rights Action Plan with recommendations including changing legal documentation on sex or gender, gender notation on passports, data collection and relationship recognition ...

SELF-DETERMINATION AND ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY FOR BEING WHO WE WISH TO BE

Article appeared in Polare 79, April 2009

If there are seven sexes, then which one are you? The most important point is not the label that others impose on us, but the one that we decide we are, which involves an exercise of self-determination and taking on the responsibility of being who we wish to be ... 

SYNTHETIC STEROID PREVENT FEMALE BABIES BEING BORN WITH 'BEHAVIOURAL MASCULINISATION'

Article appeared in Polare 93, October 2012

Physicians in the U.S. are using a synthetic steroid to prevent female babies from being born with 'behavioural masculinisation', or rather a propensity toward lesbianism, bisexuality, intersexuality and tomboyism. In other words, doctors are creating Stepford wives in the womb ...

A THOROUGH LEGAL DECONSTRUCTION AND CONCLUSION

Article appeared in Polare 97, October 2013

The Intersex View of Norrie's Case by Gina Wilson, Former President of O.I.I. Australia,concludes that the judgement in no way resolves the issues around male and female assignments and that in many ways, a third sex category can be seen as a way of purifying the existing two sexes by allowing people who are anatomically 'impure' to be assigned otherwise ...

ANOTHER INTERSEX LIFE BRUTALIZED BEYOND REDEMPTION

Article appeared in Polare 81, October 2009

'R'was born with micro-penis. Doctors advised he be raised a girl and he underwent surgery to construct a vagina. When his therapist attempted to turn his problems into gender issues she was following a script that is repeated every time intersex babies are identified ... 

 
 
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