On the frequency of intersex and the various numbers quoted for it

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PROFESSOR Peter Koopman has been cited by several news articles as a source for the number of intersex births being around 4% of all live births. Professor Koopman has assured us that he cannot verify such a figure and has made the following statement “Given the difficulties in ascertaining what is and what is not…
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Now they are LGBT+… are the UK’s Liberal Democrats moving towards overt intersex inclusion?

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Now they are LGBT+… are the UK’s Liberal Democrats moving towards overt intersex inclusion?

WE were pleasantly surprised to see that the United Kingdom’s LGBT Liberal Democrats wing of the Liberal Democrat party is now calling itself the LGBT+ Liberal Democrats. The Lib Dems went into coalition with the Conservatives in order to form government and appear to be a willing party to that government’s odd intersex-excluding “LGB&T” acronym. The coalition’s…
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UK GEO 2011 transgender action plan excludes intersex

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UK GEO 2011 transgender action plan excludes intersex

WE really should not be surprised, given how poor the UK Government Equalities Office‘s efforts on behalf of intersex people have been to date. Surveys promised to be intersex inclusive have been anything but, or have been inclusive only in the most token manner. Now the inevitable has happened and the GEO’s Advancing transgender equality: a plan for…
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The I word – I for intersex – is to be mentioned in the House of Lords, Tuesday, 24th January 2012. Will intersex be equally included in the proceedings?

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The I word – I for intersex – is to be mentioned in the House of Lords, Tuesday, 24th January 2012. Will intersex be equally included in the proceedings?

WE can be forgiven for being just a little dubious, given the United Kingdom’s truly rotten record on intersex equality, intersex human rights and intersex exclusion from the Equality Act 2010 and other law reforms, and the loss of the right to administrative corrections of sex resulting from the Gender Recognition Act 2004. Intersex people…
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Intersex still less equal than others in the United Kingdom

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Intersex still less equal than others in the United Kingdom

KEITH Taylor MEP – Member of the Parliament of Europe – for the South East Region has published a letter of enquiry and its reply as record of his correspondence with British Home Secretary Theresa May and Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Equalities Lynne Featherstone. The subject is the exclusion aka “non-inclusion*” of intersex people from the…
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