Op/Ed

Mutilations or non-consensual normalization treatments?

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In April 2008, Curtis explained why we did not use the term ‘mutilation’ in OII’s official position on health care; this was still in place upon closure of original website (April 2012). Curtis E. Hinkle, 2008.   We have been asked why OII’s Official Position on Health Care does not mention mutilations.  There are many reasons for…
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Holistic medicine without autonomy!

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Following a discussion with some friends about the team at UCLH, the issue of ‘changes in practice’ came up. I, like several others, through conversations with members of that team, was under the impression that these changes suggested that surgical interventions in the lives of intersex children before they could themselves consent were being reduced….
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How to define a term without defining the person

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Paper by Michelle O’Brien Presented at the 1st European OII Intersex Event, Paris, 18/08/2006 I would like to express my thanks to the organisers of this conference, and OII France and Belgium, for asking me to speak today. I had only intended to come to show solidarity with my fellows here in Paris today, so…
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