O&G Magazine: “What do intersex people need from doctors?”

O&G Magazine, the magazine of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, has published this new article as part of a special issue on the health of LGBTQIA people.
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O&G Magazine, the magazine of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) published a special issue on LGBTQIA people for December 2018. The magazine contains articles on intersex people by Morgan Carpenter and Dr Jenny Beale, and other relevant, important articles including on health screening by Dr Kimberley Ivory and developments in Aotearoa New Zealand by Dr Elizabeth Kerekere.

Morgan Carpenter (co-executive director of IHRA) has written on the medical needs of intersex people, including:

simple concerns with transparency, accountability and respect. Current medical practices give rise to serious concerns and they need to change to bring them into line with human rights norms that Australia is obliged to meet.20 Many of us lack trust in healthcare providers, particularly people with a history of unwanted interventions and medical display. All of us hope to find practitioners who are willing to listen and be gentle when we need healthcare. Please consider reaching out to us if you are interested in taking referrals, or if you are involved in developing or updating educational resources or curricula.

Carpenter, Morgan. 2018. ‘What Do Intersex People Need from Doctors?’ O&G Magazine 20 (4): 32–33. https://www.ogmagazine.org.au/20/4-20/what-do-intersex-people-need-from-doctors/.

The articles are freely available, open access.