Category: Intersex

News and articles about intersex issues.
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Lego Figures

White Paper: ‘Making the Count: Addressing data integrity gaps in Australian standards for collecting sex and gender information’

  Dr. Gávi Ansara, Manager of Research & Policy, National LGBTI Health Alliance ©2016 National LGBTI Health Alliance Click here to download a PDF of this white paper   Contents: Introduction: Summary Background Recent events What is data integrity? Why is data integrity important? Data integrity gaps in Australia data collection standards What are the… Continue reading White Paper: ‘Making the Count: Addressing data integrity gaps in Australian standards for collecting sex and gender information’ »

Genders, Bodies, and Relationships Passport

The Genders, Bodies & Relationships Passport at a glance Multipurpose document that presents critical information about a person’s gender/s, body, and relationships in a single location. Developed in collaboration with Alliance Members and populations in response to community requests. Assists with integrating federal anti-discrimination legislation on gender identity and intersex status into people’s everyday practices. Convenient Format: A6… Continue reading Genders, Bodies, and Relationships Passport »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

Important Reminder: Your experience of the Medicare Benefits Schedule 2014 (Consultation)

Please circulate widely. The Medicare Benefits Scheme administered by the Commonwealth Government has changed the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) several times over the past year to increase inclusion of people with intersex bodies, trans women, trans men, and people with non-binary genders. The Alliance is aware that many individuals have a range of specific concerns… Continue reading Important Reminder: Your experience of the Medicare Benefits Schedule 2014 (Consultation) »

Courageous Voices

LGBTIQ Identities, Intersections, Inclusion and Mental Health

Key points from the MindOut Conference presentation by Ruth McNair June 2014 Click here for more information about the MindOUT! Courageous Voices Conference  The mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people is more likely to be worse than that of the general population. Population based results from the Australian National… Continue reading LGBTIQ Identities, Intersections, Inclusion and Mental Health »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

Schedule 3: Guiding the Implementation of Intersex, Trans, and Non-Binary Gender Inclusion

Click here to return to the menu for the April 2014 LGBTI Health Update By Y. Gávriel Ansara, Senior Health Policy Officer – National LGBTI Health Alliance. Click here to download Schedule 3 In recent years, many LGB organisations have broadened their vision by adding a T for trans and an I for intersex. Adding… Continue reading Schedule 3: Guiding the Implementation of Intersex, Trans, and Non-Binary Gender Inclusion »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

Policy Statement: The Medical Necessity of Gender Affirmation

The National LGBTI Health Alliance has approved a new policy on the medical necessity of gender affirmation. Medical gender affirmation is necessary and beneficial for intersex, trans and gender diverse people who seek such intervention on their own behalf. There are many intersex people in Australia who have been subjected to medical intervention without their… Continue reading Policy Statement: The Medical Necessity of Gender Affirmation »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

Media Release: Health body backs intersex awareness

Australia’s LGBTI Health Alliance has given its strong support for Intersex Awareness Day. “The recent inclusion of Intersex people in the Sex Discrimination Act, supported by all parties in the Parliament, was a great achievement”, Mr Talbot said. “This national leadership now needs to be followed through by medical and health professionals, State health departments… Continue reading Media Release: Health body backs intersex awareness »