OII position on normalization

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This was OII-UK’s last position on normalisation, originally published in 2008 on the main OII site:   OII respects opinions from different intersexed people and groups. You will most likely find opinions and ideas on our site which are controversial. However, we in the intersex community have been so normalised against our consent that we…
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OII’s Statement of Dissent

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This was OII-UK’s position on consensus statements, as published in 2009 on the original OII website: OII is working to end NON-CONSENSUAL normalisation treatments of intersex children and adults without consultation with the individual intersexed person. We oppose all consensus statements, especially those without representation of intersex people as equal stakeholders in the consensus.  …
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Position statement on medical privacy

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This is OII-UK’s latest position on medical privacy, from the statement published on the original OII website. OII’s policy concerning intersex, medical diagnoses and health information.   OII is very sensitive to the individual’s right to privacy concerning medical information and does not require any release of medical information or any diagnosis to be a member…
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OII FAQ

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This was the original FAQ about OII, covering origin, reason, structure, positions, etc. It dates back to 2007 originally, and was still in place on the original website up to the move to separate national pages, and is therefore still current for OII-UK. The Organisation Intersex International (OII) is devoted to systemic change to end…
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A problem of disorder

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This is a piece I wrote for the IAIA section of the OII web site in 2006   Recently, people were asked for feedback on a couple of pamphlets released for guidelines for care of, and advice to parents of, interrsex children.  What say can I have on guidelines for dealing with children and advice…
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What is in a word?

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This is a piece I wrote for OII’s IAIA section of the website in 2006, on the use of the word ‘Disorder’ in DSD. Who would have thought one little word would have generated such heat amongst this supposedly small community – ‘disorder’.  The response to the package ‘disorder of sex development’ has been varied…
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