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intersex


Victorian Bill To Remove Barriers For Trans People

The Victorian Labor government will today introduce a bill that would remove barriers for trans people.This will allow trans, intersex and non-binary people to choose a sex other than male or female on their birth certificate. The existing law, which requires those born in Victoria to have sterilising surgery before changing the sex marker on …

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caster semenya south africa testosterone iaaf

South African athlete Caster Semenya will be allowed to compete without testosterone-reducing medication after she was granted a temporary legal reprieve. The two-time Olympic 800 metres champion is hyperandrogenous, which means she has naturally elevated testosterone levels in her body. Semenya has been challenging new International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules that require her …

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athlete caster semenya paris 2018

South African athlete Caster Semenya has filed an appeal challenging rules requiring her to medically lower her natural testosterone to compete. The two-time Olympic 800 metres champion is hyperandrogenous, which means she has naturally elevated testosterone levels in her body. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) introduced the rules requiring women competing in women’s …

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intersex human rights australia world health organisation

More than 50 intersex groups worldwide have signed a joint statement criticising the World Health Organisation for classifying intersex variations as “disorders of sex development”. The WHO uses the language and also promotes surgery on intersex individuals in its International Classification of Diseases 11 (ICD-11), the groups say. “[We] welcome moves by the WHO that …

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athlete caster semenya paris 2018

By Jaime Schultz, Pennsylvania State University A years-long saga between a middle-distance runner and her sport’s ruling body may be nearing something that resembles a conclusion. In 2018, the International Association of Athletics Federations dictated that female runners with naturally occurring high testosterone levels and specific “differences of sex development” must lower their testosterone in …

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polish general count casimir pulaski

By Olivia Murphy, University of Sydney A documentary from the Smithsonian Institute, examining new DNA and physical anthropology evidence, suggests the famous cavalry officer Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779) might have been a woman, or intersex. Casimir Pulaski is a hero of the struggles for Polish and American independence. He is credited with saving George Washington’s life …

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Australian Electoral Commission ballot box voting election

National LGBTIQ lobby group just.equal has revealed some of the community issues it will ask main parties to commit to as Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirms the upcoming federal election will be held on May 18. Morrison visited Government House on Thursday morning to ask Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove to trigger the election, which will …

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intersex advocate alex david on abc program you can't ask that

A group of intersex Australians have appeared on the ABC’s You Can’t Ask That program to answer questions from the public about their lives and what it means to have an intersex variation. The show allows people from various marginalised or misunderstood groups and communities to answer a wide range of questions that have been …

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Australian Marriage Law lgbtiq rights in australia

By Liam Elphick, University of Western Australia Wednesday, November 15 2017, Northbridge Plaza, Perth, 7.00am: “Yes responses, 7,817,247, representing 61.6% …” read the chief statistician of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, David Kalisch, on the big screen. The huge crowd erupted. Hugging, crying, comfort, joy. That was one of the happiest moments of my life, …

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intersex human rights australia world health organisation

ANZ has became the first major publicly listed company in Australia and New Zealand to endorse the Darlington Statement, an agenda of priorities created by a group of intersex community advocates last year. The company said it agrees to the priorities set out in the Darlington Statement and made the decision to endorse it following …

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