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Inclusive practice: Intersex people (updated)

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Intersex Human Rights Australia, First posted 26 October 2020; Content last reviewed 19 March 2021 These resources have been developed in collaboration between the Darlington Consortium members (Intersex Human Rights Australia and Intersex Peer Support Australia) and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (formerly the National LGBTI Health Alliance). They are aimed at making services intersex friendly...

Nearly half of all women are denied bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report ‘My Body is My Own’

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United Nations Population Fund,  14th April 2021 Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek health care, according to UNFPA’s 2021 flagship State of World Population report, released today. For the first time, a United Nations report focuses on bodily autonomy: the power and agency to make...

Joint statement by 33+ countries to promote and protect the rights of intersex people

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Intersex Human Rights Australia, 2nd October 2020 Austria has made a statement on behalf of countries from every region of the world, calling on the UN Human Rights Council to investigate and address human rights violations and abuses against intersex persons. Advocates from around the world worked with colleagues in ILGA World in Geneva to support this work. Read more (including the text and...

How sexual assault survivors can feel in control during cervical screenings

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ABC Life  / By Kellie Scott / 12th August 2020 Kate* avoids cervical screenings.The 34-year-old from Sydney is a survivor of sexual assault and finds the physical examination re-traumatising. Kate’s experience is not unique. One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. And research shows those who have experienced sexual abuse, either as adults or...

Intersex Peer Support Australia launches

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Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA), 25th October 2019 On the eve of Intersex Awareness Day, an internationally observed awareness day designed to highlight human rights issues faced by intersex people, and observed on 26 October each year, one of the oldest intersex groups in the world is launching a new name, branding and website. Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) will carry on the...

Grey area: The fragile frontier of dementia, intimacy and sexual consent

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The Globe & Mail (Canada), July 14, 2018 Amid ever-widening cultural conversations about sexual consent, dementia remains uncharted territory. As Canadians live longer, more are moving into long-term care with advancing dementia disorders. It’s a growing population with complex needs, not least of all in their intimate lives. In the close-quarters environment of nursing homes, these people’s...

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