Medical Ethics

A Narrative fed by Comfortable Assumptions

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The often assumed belief that addressing gender pronouns is a desired end game for addressing intersex activist’s concerns needs to be repeatedly challenged, especially so when articles are published in press that fail to acknowledge the continuing human rights abuses of intersex infants and young children. There is little comfort in later being able to…
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Fundamental Human Rights

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A core imperative of intersex advocacy is the securing for everyone born intersex their fundamental human rights of personal autonomy in all decisions made about, and for them – primarily in the medical environment, but equally so throughout an intersex person’s life.   Allied to that fundamental human right is a person’s right to bodily integrity,…
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The IAAF and the Sytematic Abuse of Female Athletes Human Rights

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In the deepening crisis embroiling the IAAF and it’s failure to uphold doping regulations is the tawdry tale of the human rights abuses meted out to female athletes who failed to conform to the artificial values the IAAF adopted to designate who it deemed female enough to compete in elite athletics. At face value the present…
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Lazy Sunday Afternoon*

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Idly musing on a sunny Sunday afternoon about the current positions shared by clinicians working within intersex medicine, and advocates striving to change those parameters Clinicians – we will talk to you – these are our terms: current clinical protocols. Advocates – we will talk to you – these are our terms: change the current…
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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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