IAD 2020 - Intersex Inclusion Resources

On Intersex Awareness Day 2020, IPSA is pleased to announce the launch of new inclusion resources.

Together with Intersex Human Rights Australia and with support from the National LGBTI Health Alliance, we launch two new resources aimed at supporting meaningful inclusion of intersex people that respects our diversity and addresses the issues we care about as a community.

- Raising the bar: How to be an intersex ally, respecting the diversity of the intersex population, doing your research, using appropriate language, acknowledging leadership and prioritising consent – download PDF version

- Inclusion guide to respecting people with intersex variations: Information about who are intersex people, helpful terminology, defining inclusion, measuring inclusion, intake forms and research, and a checklist on using appropriate terminology – download PDF version

Find out more on the Darlington Statement website and read the joint press release now.

Intersex Health & Wellbeing

Together with Intersex Human Rights Australia and Queensland Council for LGBTI Health, we are also proud to launch new Intersex Health & Wellbeing resources that work together to visually map established health care needs and highlight potential gaps in services.

The suite of resources encompasses:

  • Psychosocial Impact Map: pathways and pitfalls navigating healthcare services, peer support and advocacy
  • Service Referral Flowchart: A high level graphic depiction of how referral pathways operate between different health and social service providers
  • Healthcare and Services Map: a map of health and wellbeing services needed at different life stages
  • Best-Practice Indicator Checklist: an evaluation tool to ensure service delivery is affirmative, inclusive, rights-based and trauma informed.

The tool currently provides indicators matched to existing industry accreditation standards across 6 sectors – primary health care; mental health; peer-led intersex organisations; education, skills & employment; social services; and health specialists

A formal launch event for these resources will take place via Zoom on Friday 6 November at midday (Qld), 1pm (ACT/NSW/Tas/Vic), 10am (WA), 12.30pm (SA), 11.30am (NT).

Find out more on the Darlington Statement website.

Yellow Tick

Together with Intersex Human Rights Australia we are proud to launch a new community-led initiative to ensure your organisation is intersex affirmative from the front door to the boardroom table. Through provision of a policy and program review service alongside training and intersex specific resources, the Yellow Tick helps improve consistency and accountability when groups move to learn more and make their services more intersex inclusive. If you seek to implement and use the healthcare pathways resources within program design and delivery, training and educational program at your organisation or institution, then we invite you to licence the resources and become Yellow Tick approved.

Find out more on the Darlington Statement website.

Videos (shareable) on intersex issues and topics.