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BMJ Article questions Continuance of Current Orthodox Clinical Practice toward Intersex Infants and Young Children

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Article to the BMJ Flags Clinical Concerns about Current Orthodox Practices in Intersex Medicine An article published to the current edition of the British Medical Journal – BMJ – clearly flags up rising concerns about the changing atmosphere surrounding clinical interventions toward anyone born intersex. It cites the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights statement…
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Opening remarks by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Expert meeting on ending human rights violations against intersex persons

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Opening remarks by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Expert meeting on ending human rights violations against intersex persons

Intersex colleagues gathered in Geneva today to meet and discuss intersex human rights issues.  They were welcomed by  Zeid Ra-ad Al Hussein – the UN High Commission for Human Rights.  During his statement he acknowledged the historic nature of this meeting, and the continuing lack of knowledge about intersex human rights issues. OII-UK warmly welcomes…
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. He has just spoken about intersex human rights abuses in his inaugural address to the 30th Human Right Council in Geneva.  OII-UK urges the UK government and other agencies to address the continuing abuse of intersex human rights, and acknowledge that it is…
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What does it mean to be Intersex

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What does it mean to be Intersex

UN Free and Equal Campaign publishes Intersex Leaflet         The UN Free and Equal LGBT Campaign has just published it’s first factsheet about intersex. It’s a short, informative leaflet details the human rights violations intersex people face, and highlights action nations states and institutions need to adopt. These provide a very useful…
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On the Turning Away – A Brief Exploration of Medical Ethics

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Philip Zimbardo is an American psychologist. He was detailed to investigate the abuses – long denied – committed on prisoners at the Abu Ghraib detention camp. In his report he describes the phenomena whereby apparently otherwise “good” people do very bad things, in this case, the crimes committed in Abu Ghraib. “Good people do bad…
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