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The Australian Human Rights Commission have released a new Summary Report. The new report is on "Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with variations in sex characteristics".

People born with variations in sex characteristics in Australia have increasingly raised concerns with the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission), the Australian Government and the United Nations. These concerns are about human rights violations in relation to medical interventions conducted without the full and informed consent of the person involved. These violations are of particular concern in relation to infants and children.

This report provides recommendations for how Australia should protect and promote the human rights of people born with variations in sex characteristics. Particularly in the context of medical interventions to modify these characteristics. These recommendations are framed by principles derived from international human rights law.

pdfAHRC Intersex Summary Report PDF Version

A full Summary and fact sheets are available at Protecting the human rights of people born with variations in sex characteristics in the context of medical interventions

Fact Sheets Include

  • Guide to Recommendations
  • Consent
  • Medical Necessity
  • Clinical Practice
  • Independent Panels
  • Authorisation of medical interventions
  • Responsible Reporting Guidelines

Electronic Format

This publication can be found in electronic format on the website of the Australian Human Rights Commission: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/publications/.


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