Intersex

Press Release: International Classification of Diseases 11 and Intersex people

More than 50 intersex-led organisations and groups from every region of the world have signed a joint statement to the World Health Organization condemning the repathologisation of intersex variations as “disorders of sex development” in the WHO International Classification of Diseases 11 (ICD-11), and medical classifications that promote early surgical intervention to “fix” intersex bodies.

World Health Day 2019 – Universal Health Coverage

World Health Day is celebrated on April 7, and this year the theme is Universal Health Coverage (UHC).  According to WHO: “UHC MEANS THAT ALL INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES RECEIVE THE HEALTH SERVICES THEY NEED WITHOUT SUFFERING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP. IT INCLUDES THE FULL SPECTRUM OF ESSENTIAL, QUALITY HEALTH SERVICES, FROM HEALTH PROMOTION TO PREVENTION, TREATMENT, REHABILITATION, AND PALLIATIVE […]

WPATH, Listen!

WPATH has a unique responsibility to protect and promote the rights of trans and gender diverse people and, by association, intersex people, in order to ensure that it does not tacitly act as a tool of oppression against those on whom their clinical and research practice is focused. // WPATH tiene la responsabilidad única de proteger y promover los derechos de las personas trans y de género diverso y, por asociación, de las personas intersex, a fin de garantizar que no actúe tácitamente como herramienta de opresión contra aquelles en quienes que se enfocan sus prácticas clínicas y de investigación.

Activist Delegation to 25th WPATH Symposium

Akahatá, GATE, ILGA World and TGEU have brought together 50 intersex, trans and gender diverse activists from around the world to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 25th WPATH Symposium from 2-6 November 2018. We will be sharing information during the WPATH Symposium about our engagement and actions, so please follow GATE’s social media for updates.

Intersex Awareness Day Statement 2018

Medical professionals: We call on you to question the current politics of evidence and their harmful consequences for intersex people around the world, and to ask yourselves question “Where is the evidence?” Intersex people: We call on you to share your experiences on Twitter from 26 October (Intersex Awareness Day) to 8 November (Intersex Day of Remembrance), using text, videos or photos, and to join in the conversation using the hashtag #IAmTheEvidence.

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