Sex definitions and gender practices: an update from Australia

Kate Amelia Cregan

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In recent years the Australian parliament has been considering the rights to protection from discrimination of intersex and gender identity disorder (GID) people. In 2013 such protections were made law in the amendment to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, which in turn has influenced Senate inquiries into the medical treatment of intersex people. This year s Australian report describes the purview and the potential ramifications of the inquiry of the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs, published in October 2013, into the involuntary or coerced sterilization of intersex people in Australia. Copyright (c) 2014 Cambridge University Press.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319 - 325
Number of pages7
JournalCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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