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Posts Tagged ‘intersex sterilization’

OII Chairperson Hida Viloria asks US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to declare against intersex genital mutilation – IGM – as well as female genital mutilation – FGM

OII Chairperson Hida Viloria has written an article for The Global Herald declaring that recent statements by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton against Female Genital Mutilation – FGM – do not go far enough and must also encompass the widespread cultural practice of intersex genital mutilation – IGM. It is often parents’ or doctors’…

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OII’s Bhakti Ananda Goswami’s open letter about intersex to organizers of the White House LGBT Conference on Health, February 16th, 2012, in Philadelphia

Author: Bhakti Ananda Goswami, Diversity and Tolerance Spokesperson for Organization Intersex International – OII Date: February 16, 2012 Dear Conference Organizers, Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Diversity and Tolerance Spokesperson for Organization Intersex International – OII. I was hoping to be able to attend this important conference, but as a disabled poor person,…

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Making the invisible visible – intersex rights are human rights and intersex people must no longer be ignored

OII Australia president Gina Wilson has written a guest blog item for the Human Rights Law Centre’s Equality Law Reform Project. The article is titled Making the Invisible Visible: Intersex Rights are human rights which should be protected under new equality laws. Intersex rights are human rights. Although this statement might seem self-evident, the rights and…

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Please stop using the language of disease to describe intersex if you wonder why medicine wants to “cure” intersex

OVER at the Open Society Foundations Lydia Gutermnan asks the question “Why Are Doctors Still Performing Genital Surgery on Infants?” The answer is simple – so long as journalists, doctors, commentators, bioethicists, parents, erstwhile allies and intersex people ourselves continue to pretend that intersex is a “condition” or a DSD then doctors will continue to…

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Online petition for the United States government to end intersex genital mutilation – IGM

AN intersex activist in the United States of America has placed a petition online, asking for the end of intersex genital mutilation – IGM – in that country. Female genital mutilation – FGM – is illegal in the US but intersex genital mutilation continues unabated. Melissa Lynn’s petition is directed at Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department…

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