Posts by Hida
Site Update Alert
Hi everyone! Some of you have asked about the history of the intersex movement, and we are happy to report that we were recently able to update IC4E’s site to contain a running scroll of all of our posts, including those from the years we were known as OII-USA (2011-2/19/15), the American branch of the…Read More
Intersex: A Perilous Difference, By Professor Morgan Holmes
A lot of books have been written “about” intersex people, but Intersex: A Perilous Difference (January 2008), is the first book on intersex people and the human rights abuse of Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM)–a.k.a. nonconsensual medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants and children–published by an intersex person. Author Morgan Holmes is a Canadian professor of sociology…Read More
My latest: Doctors Resort To Nonsensical Reasoning To Justify Surgeries On Intersex Children
My latest essay, “Doctors Resort To Nonsensical Reasoning To Justify Surgeries On Intersex Children,” published today in the Huffington Post, is a searing critique of the nonsensical, and innately discriminatory arguments which doctors are still resorting to in an effort to justify Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM). The essay is a concerted effort to expose outdated,…Read More
Cary Gabriel Costello’s Oped on trans & Intersex human rights in the NYT
We are thrilled that Cary Gabriel Costello’s fantastic essay was selected to run in the New York Times’s Transgender Today essay competition. Costello is a professor of __ at University of Wisconsin, and author of the always engaging, intellligent, informatative blog Intersex Roadshow, which OII-USA has been recommending for years.Read More
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Join Call for U.S. Ban on Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM)!
Ask Your Congressional Representatives for Intersex Rights!Read More
Great comment by GATE on Malta’s GIGESC Act
“The Maltese GIGESC Act not only defends children’s rights in Malta, including those of bodily integrity, self-determination and health. It also makes a fundamental contribution to intersex people’s human rights by recognizing in law the pervasive role that “social factors” play in justifying medically unnecessary procedures aimed to “normalize” intersex bodies. The Maltese Act explicitly…Read More
Words from Malta, the first nation to ban Intersex Genital Mutilation/IGM!
“I am very proud to be from a country that has from now on the most comprehensive and respectful laws when it comes to the rights of trans and intersex people. No one should be declared mentally ill, undergo forced surgery or [be] forced to go through a divorce, in order to be recognised as…Read More
PRESS RELEASE: Huge Intersex Rights Victory in Europe: Malta bans Intersex Genital Mutilation/IGM!
OII-USA joins OII Europe in applauding this victory for Intersex people’s rights, and gives big thanks to members of the Maltese government, OII Europe, ILGA/ILGA Europe, and all who played a role in achieving it, particularly long term intersex allies Silvan Agius and Ruth Baldacchino! PRESS RELEASE******PRESS RELEASE*****PRESS RELEASE****** OII-Europe applauds Malta’s Gender Identity, Gender…Read More