Second Report

Second Report

Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia

25 October 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-917-4

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Membership of committee (PDF 17KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 12KB)
Glossary (PDF 21KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 31KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 157KB)

What is intersex?
How common is intersex?
Intersexuality and its assessment
Intersex and fertility
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls?
Recent developments in Australian law and practice

Chapter 2 - Intersex, not disordered (PDF 136KB)
What are the particular challenges for intersex people?
Intersex and medical treatment
Chapter 3 - Surgery and the assignment of gender (PDF 288KB)

'Normalising' surgery - overview and development
Current approaches
What are the problems with current practice?
Making intersex invisible?
Suggestions for reform and for ensuring best practice
Committee view

Chapter 4 - Intersex and cancer (PDF 235KB)
Reviews and clinical recommendations in the medical literature
Discussion during the committee inquiry of the medical research
Chapter 5 - Intersex: protection of rights and best practice in health (PDF 123KB)
The role of the courts and tribunals in the healthcare of intersex people
The Family Court or Tribunals?
Committee view
Special medical procedures advisory committee
Case management
Use of principles of health care management
Chapter 6 - Research and future directions (PDF 52KB)
Research on outcomes
Research on hormone intervention
APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and Additional Information received by the Committee (PDF 8KB)