October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day! The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) is proud to support intersex patients and the intersex community.
Intersex is a normal part of human diversity.
The day is marked internationally and occurs on the anniversary of the first demonstration by intersex advocates at a medical conference at the American Academy of Paediatrics.
RCH Clinical Coordinator of Endocrinology and Gynaecology, Chloe Hanna said “At The Royal Children’s Hospital, we adopt a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to care for individuals who have intersex variations and differences in sex development.”
“We support individuals and their families connecting with support and advocacy groups in the community and fully support intersex awareness day.”
‘People with intersex variations’ is an umbrella term for people born with physical, hormonal or genetic features that are neither wholly female nor wholly male; or a combination of female and male; or neither female nor male.
For more information about the health of people with intersex variations, please click here.