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Centring Intersex Issues

Centring Intersex Issues


Centring Intersex Issues: Global and Local Dimensions


This online conference will facilitate the development of an international network of scholars, students, and stakeholders with an interest in supporting intersex people’s equality, wellbeing, and social and economic success.
20-23 February 2023
Online –2 time zones (Pacific and Atlantic) to ensure global accessibility

Intersex people face social erasure and discrimination at every stage of their lives, from birth to old age. Babies who are born with noticeable intersex characteristics are usually operated on or subjected to other non-consensual medical treatments on infancy, early childhood or adolescence. There has been limited implementation of the Council of Europe Resolutions and the United Nation recommendations to stop these harmful non-consensual and unnecessary medical interventions on minors.
Whilst a considerable amount of research has taken place about intersex issues, much of this is located in the global north. The conference will take an international approach, foregrounding voices from the global south as well as the north. It will bring in dimensions associated with post-coloniality, both in interrogating the historical construction of intersex and its medicalisation in the global north, and in addressing issues concerning intersex and variations of sex characteristics in the global south. In this way, it aims to shift the field of intersex studies forwards, whilst also complementing existing activist and scholarly networks that are international and/or based in the global south.
The conference will have multiple streams to address a range of issues and will create an innovative, international space for networking and scholarly activities.
Fees for the whole event will be as follows:

Unfunded activist, ally or student: £10
University student (funded): £40
Funded academic or other professional: £100


Intersex Studies Conference - University of Huddersfield

Attendee CategoryCost   
Funded academic or other professional£100.00[Read More]
Unfunded activist£10.00[Read More]
University student£40.00[Read More]