Welcome to OII-USA, promoting human rights and bodily integrity for intersex people!

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iSupportIntersexEquality

OII-USA advocates equality and human rights for intersex people, particularly the right to bodily integrity and self-determination.  Founded in February, 2011, we provide information and peer support for intersex people and their allies in the United States, via email, lecturing, publishing, lobbying and consultation.  We also provide news updates and resources regarding the intersex community,…
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Please sign petition to treat intersex athletes fairly!

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Intersex women with high levels of testosterone are being singled out by case-by-case-upon-suspicion sports policies that ban them from competing as women unless they undergo medically unnecessary normalizing procedures, although but the policymakers’ own admission, “…there is no clear scientific evidence proving that a high level of T is a significant determinant of performance in…
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OII’s Viloria on Aljazeera

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OII’s Hida Viloria will be on Aljazeera today speaking with excellent allies Payoshni Mitra, Katrina Karkazis and others about how the sports regulations for intersex women (specifically those with hyperandrogenism) are discriminatory, as witnessed in the recent case of India’s Dutee Chand. We stand behind Dutee in support of ALL women’s right to participate in…
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Intersex Pride in Cosmo!

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FANTASTIC, inspirational interview in Cosmo by OII-USA’s honorary Dalea Rundblad, talented intersex musician and founder of Girl Comet, a self-esteem advocacy campaign. Thank you Dalea for representing intersex people so beautifully! Please share widely. :) http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/q-and-a/a30357/what-its-really-like-to-be-intersex/

Please support intersex equality by liking Dutee’s page

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We encourage you all to stand in support of Dutee Chand — the latest victim of discriminatory policies against intersex women with high testosterone levels (hyperandrogenism) — by liking the new Fairness for Dutee campaign on Facebook. Go here: https://www.facebook.com/FairnessForDuteeChand

India lobbies for Dutee Chand!

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OII’s Viloria, along with medical experts & others, lobbied the Int’l Olympic Committee (IOC) & the IAAF at their meeting in October, 2010, against imposing unfair “regulations” on intersex women athletes, but the sporting bodies caved under pressure from non-intersex female athletes who wanted something done about “women who look like men”. Wonderful to see…
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