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Intersex Human Rights Australia

Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) is a national charity by and for people with innate variations of sex characteristics. They were formerly known as OII Australia. They promote human rights, health, and bodily autonomy.

Vision and mission

IHRA's goal is to help create a society where intersex people (people with innate variations of sex characteristics/differences of sex development) are not stigmatised, and where their rights are recognised. They promote human rights and bodily autonomy through advocacy, policy and information provision, education, and peer support. They work across Australia and internationally.

How IHRA can help

IHRA champion the needs of people with innate variations of sex characteristics and their families. They provide policy advice and education and training services, and work with institutions to promote quality research, and improve services, data and practices.

They also collaborate with peer-led support and advocacy charities for individuals and families: Intersex Peer Support Australia, and the Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Intersex Human Rights Australia.

Last reviewed: April 2021

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