People with intersex variations navigate a precarious world of dating and intimacy dominated by heterosexual cisgender bodies and schemas, and, depending on their self-acceptance, may experience anxiety when considering relationships with potential partners. IPSA is committed to providing support for members to share of themselves with others, and foster meaningful relationships.
2019 anthology including a chapter by Phoebe Hart about growing up intersex> Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity. Spanning diverse places, eras, ethnicities and experiences, these are the stories of growing up queer in Australia.biogr
2014 CNN article by Kat Kinsman, CNN. Romance is hard, no matter who you are. For people with intersex traits, connection poses unique challenges.
March 2018 article in "Sexuality & Culture" by Sarah E. Frank
Steph Lum, co-chair of Intersex Human Rights Australia, discusses some of the experiences some intersex women face in their personal relationships and barriers in accessing appropriate healthcare at the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Vancouver, Canada, June 2019.
2014 Vice article by Hanna Hanra. People need to become more accepting so doctors stop trying to "fix" those like her, says Emily Quinn.
2003 research by Minto CL, Liao KL, Conway GS & Creighton SM from The Middlesex Clinic, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom. Concludes that androgen deficiency leads to sexual problems.
"Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol" article from 2018.
2019 information and resource paper produced by Health and Human Services, Victorian Government