A report on Intersex human rights

Participants at the third International Intersex Forum, Malta, in December 2013
ILGA conference 2018, group photo to mark Intersex Awareness Day
Hong Kong intersex activist Small Luk
Intersex activists on a boat at Utrecht Canal Pride on June 16, 2018
"They should never be told ... " Licence to Lie - Androgen insensitivity syndrome treatment standards in 1963
Legal prohibition of non-consensual medical interventions
Regulatory suspension of non-consensual medical interventions
Physical integrity and bodily autonomy on intersex not legislated
Legal prohibition of non-consensual medical interventions
Regulatory suspension of non-consensual medical interventions
Physical integrity and bodily autonomy on intersex not legislated
Explicit protection on grounds of sex characteristics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Greece, Serbia, Malta, Portugal, Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands)
Explicit protection on grounds of intersex status (Australia, Jersey)
Explicit protection on grounds of intersex within attribute of sex (South Africa, Germany)
No explicit protection on grounds
Explicit protection on grounds of sex characteristics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Greece, Serbia, Malta, Portugal, Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands)
Explicit protection on grounds of intersex status (Australia, Jersey)
Explicit protection on grounds of intersex within attribute of sex (South Africa, Germany)
No explicit protection on grounds

Intersex people are born with sex characteristics, such as chromosomes, gonads, or genitals, that, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, "do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies."

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Participants at the third International Intersex Forum, Malta, in December 2013

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Participants at the third International Intersex Forum, Malta, in December 2013

Intersex

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Intersex people are individuals born with any of several sex characteristics including chromosome patterns, gonads, or genitals that, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, "do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies".

Intersex people are individuals born with any of several sex characteristics including chromosome patterns, gonads, or genitals that, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, "do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies".

Participants at the third International Intersex Forum, Malta, in December 2013
Model Hanne Gaby Odiele photographed by Ed Kavishe for Fashionwirepress. In 2017 Odiele disclosed that they have the intersex trait androgen insensitivity syndrome.
The standard treatment in cases of Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome and other intersex conditions was to lie to patients. This extract is from a book published in 1963.
Hermaphroditus in a wall painting from Herculaneum (first half of the 1st century AD)
A Chola statue depicting Ardhanarishvara, a Hermaphroditus form of Shiva.
Intersex activists on a boat at Utrecht Canal Pride in the Netherlands on June 16, 2018
U.S. intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis
ILGA conference 2018, group photo to mark Intersex Awareness Day
Kristi Bruce after shooting the documentary XXXY, 2000
Intersex flag
Stanisława Walasiewicz in 1933
The Quigley scale is a method for describing genital development in AIS.
Hong Kong intersex activist Small Luk
Legal prohibition of non-consensual medical interventions
Regulatory suspension of non-consensual medical interventions
Explicit protection on grounds of sex characteristics
Explicit protection on grounds of intersex status
Explicit protection on grounds of intersex within attribute of sex

Increasingly, these issues are considered human rights abuses, with statements from international and national human rights and ethics institutions (see intersex human rights).

Intersex civil society organizations

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Intersex civil society organizations have existed since at least the mid-1980s.

Intersex civil society organizations have existed since at least the mid-1980s.

They include peer support groups and advocacy organizations active on health and medical issues, human rights, legal recognition, and peer and family support.

Intersex Human Rights Australia

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Intersex flag

Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) is a voluntary organisation for intersex people that promotes the human rights and bodily autonomy of intersex people in Australia, and provides education and information services.

Intersex Awareness Day

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Intersex Awareness Day is an internationally observed awareness day each October 26, designed to highlight human rights issues faced by intersex people.

Participants at the Third International Intersex Forum where the Malta declaration was made, December 2013

Malta declaration (International Intersex Forum)

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Statement of the Third International Intersex Forum, which took place in Valletta, Malta, in 2013.

Statement of the Third International Intersex Forum, which took place in Valletta, Malta, in 2013.

Participants at the Third International Intersex Forum where the Malta declaration was made, December 2013

The declaration has been cited by numerous human rights institutions around the world, including intersex human rights papers published by the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, and by organizations allying themselves with the intersex human rights movement.

Human Rights between the Sexes

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Human Rights between the Sexes is an analysis of the human rights of intersex people in 12 countries.

Zwischengeschlecht

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Zwischengeschlecht (literally "between sexes") is a human rights advocacy group campaigning on intersex bodily autonomy issues.

Sex assignment

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Discernment of an infant's sex at or before birth.

Discernment of an infant's sex at or before birth.

Reinforcing sex assignments through surgical or hormonal interventions is often considered to violate the individual's human rights.

Explicit protection on grounds of sex characteristics
Explicit protection on grounds of intersex status
Explicit protection on grounds of intersex within attribute of sex

Sex characteristics (legal term)

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Attribute defined for the purposes of protecting individuals from discrimination due to their sexual features.

Attribute defined for the purposes of protecting individuals from discrimination due to their sexual features.

Explicit protection on grounds of sex characteristics
Explicit protection on grounds of intersex status
Explicit protection on grounds of intersex within attribute of sex

In a wide-ranging analysis on intersex human rights and health issues, the Council of Europe published an Issue Paper entitled Human rights and intersex people in May 2015.