OII Australia statement

Brisbane's Story Bridge

Brisbane’s Story Bridge, lit for Intersex Awareness Day, 2017. Photo: Alex David.

OII Australia has published a statement for Intersex Awareness Day.

The last year has been both exciting and hugely challenging, and the events of the year have highlighted to us just how far we have come, and the journey yet to travel…

Our core demands remain unmet:

  • recognition of our right to bodily integrity, including through a prohibition on medically unnecessary modifications to the sex characteristics of children with variations of sex characteristics.
  • meaningful participation in the development of rights-affirming and transparent standards of care for medically necessary healthcare.
  • resourcing for peer and family support, systemic and individual advocacy work.

Read the full statement