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MDR Sachsen reports on the Transgender und Intersex in Kunst, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft conference in Dresden earlier this month

By Hida | January 24, 2012

MDR Sachsen reports on the Transgender und Intersex in Kunst, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft – Transgender and Intersex in the Arts, Science and Society – conference in Dresden earlier this month.…

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On the prevalence of intersex and the various numbers quoted for it

By Hida | January 22, 2012

PROFESSOR Peter Koopman has been cited by several news articles as a source for the number of intersex births being around 4% of all live births. Professor Koopman has assured…

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Intersex artist, activist and new parent Del LaGrace Volcano is interviewed in Sweden on that and more

By Hida | January 21, 2012

US-born and now Sweden and London resident intersex activist artist Del LaGrace Volcano is interviewed in Swedens’ NA. I 37 år levde Del som kvinna. Först som barn och tonåring…

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Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. Intersex-inclusive? Time will tell.

By Hida | January 18, 2012

SHE has never definitively answered the commonly-asked question of whether she is an “hermaphrodite” or not – her questioners meant intersex of course. Frankly, we don’t care if she is…

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US Fourth Periodic Report to UN Committee on Human Rights does not mention intersex once

By Hida | January 18, 2012

REGRETTABLY, the United States government’s Fourth Periodic Report to the United Nations Committee on Human Rights concerning the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights does not include intersex at…

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On Health Care for 2012

By Hida | January 17, 2012

“Being intersex is often treated as a medical issue, simply because we’re different.  Just as being male or female is not a medical issue, although there are specific health issues…

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Ten Misconceptions about Intersex

By Hida | January 17, 2012

Authors: Curtis E. Hinkle, Founder, Organisation Intersex International & Hida Viloria, Chairperson, Organisation Intersex International All of the following statements are false: 1. Intersex means that a person has both…

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Intersex and Medically Unnecessary, Irreversible Treatments

By Hida | January 17, 2012

Discriminatory Views Create Discriminatory Medical Treatment Author: Hida Viloria, Chairperson, Organisation Intersex International (OII) Note: A small percentage of intersex variations sometimes require medical attention for immediate health reasons.  This…

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On a Third Sex

By Hida | January 17, 2012

THE creation of a new category to be designated intersex poses several problems. First of all, how do we define intersex? OII believes that there will be never a clear…

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2012 Resolution: Spreading Intersex awareness!

By Hida | January 17, 2012

Spreading awareness and ending discrimination MODERN medicine saves many lives and doctors are people dedicated to serving the health needs of others. OII United States does not stand in opposition…

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Types of Intersex/Intersex Variations

By Hida | January 17, 2012

What are some biological factors that can underly intersex? Note: A number of the items that will be linked to below are in the process of being edited for inaccuracies.…

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Alex Jurgen comes out as intersex in interview. (YouTube Video)

By Hida | January 16, 2012

Alex Jurgen, founder of OII Austria, comes out as intersex in this interview. Kudos to Alex for being bravely, proudly intersex! Watch the video (7:46 min) here.

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When medicine can be dangerous to your health and human rights – ACOG pretends that intersex is transgender

By Hida | January 15, 2012

MEDICINE, as we often point out, is not a science but a technical art that sometimes makes reference to science. Medical people are as subject to systems of belief –…

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Important LGBTQ online survey for California residents is intersex inclusive (though not by virtue of its acronym)

By Hida | January 13, 2012

THE LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project has an online survey running until January 18, 2012. The survey is open only to residents of California, whether they are located in that state…

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5-alpha Reductase

By Hida | January 10, 2012

5-ALPHA reductase deficiency, commonly shortened to “5-alpha” by community members and allies, is similar to the androgen resistance syndromes – AIS. Individuals with 5-alpha have XY chromosomes and testes but appear…

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The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) advertises intersex inclusive LGBTI fellowship

By Hida | December 30, 2011

YET again a human rights organization based in the United States of America demonstrates that it is possible to include intersex in its remit and not cause the world to come crashing…

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Viloria’s letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking for full intersex inclusion in White House human rights initiatives

By Hida | December 18, 2011

HIDA Viloria, Chairperson of Organisation Intersex International – OII – and Director of Organisation Intersex International United States – OII USA – has written a letter to US Secretary of…

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Issues and Challenges in US Activism

By Hida | December 17, 2011

Issues and challenges in US activism Author: Hida Viloria, Chairperson, Organisation Intersex International – OII Unlike most other minority groups, the most tangible discrimination which intersex people have faced has…

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Intersex-inclusive inter-American human rights commission shows the way via new unit for LGBTI rights

By Hida | November 4, 2011

WHILE its counterparts in other parts of the globe prevaricate about including intersex people in their human rights work, the Organization of American States’ (OAS) pan-American human rights commission the…

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Our E.D. on Lobbying the IOC on Behalf of Intersex Women Athletes

By admin author | April 12, 2011

  In October, 2010, our E.D. Hida Viloria participated, by invitation, in the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s meeting, “Athletes with Disorders of Sex Development and their participation in competitive sport,”…

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