Intersex Bodies and the Society that Shapes Them

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The key issue for most intersex people is not the existence of two binary sexes, but what is done to us to make us conform to those two narrow classifications.


Intersex inclusion has to be meaningful for it to be realistic. Adding the *I* to LGBT has to include understanding  the issues surrounding intersex, and the human rights abuses intersex people suffer simply for being who they are.

Intersex is a human rights issue, not a medical issue.

Morgan Carpenter, President of OII-Australia recently gave this eloquent presentation, in which they described many of the challenges that intersex people face in their lives, including the stigma and trauma of mental health issues that often accompany intersex people’s experiences of medical intervention.

The real scandals are the stigmatising, offensive reporting, and impact on the lives of people with intersex variations.