Summary of information about identity documents, requirements & protections for intersex people of indeterminate sex in New Zealand

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This is a brief summary of the position of intersex people in relation to identity documents and who wish to identify as indeterminate. If you have further information, or see any error contained here, please leave a note so that I can check this, and update accordingly. Similarly for if new information becomes available. Passports:…
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Where have all the orchids gone?

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These figures are drawn from the New Zealand Birth Defect Register and Statistics New Zealand Births & Death by year. While they incorporate all the listed genital/gonadal/sex-chromosome anomalies, not all of these would necessarily be classed as intersex, and there will be others that are not be recognised until some time between infancy and adolescence,…
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Responsibility and Reconciliation

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I can still vividly remember attending the first international conference on intersex “From Gene to Gender” in Lubeck, Germany, nearly ten years ago, and how a medical scientist contemptuously spat the word ‘activist’ out at the audience. Yet, I wondered, why did this man hold in such contempt the people whose medical conditions he was…
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Return from a lull

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Not long after the last post here, I had a heart attack. After the recovery, it was the holiday season here, then I had some work and teaching to do. So, I have not had much motivation to work on this site. Nobody else seems to have stepped into the breach either, because practically, OII-NZ…
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Thought for Intersex Awareness Day, from OII-NZ:

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This began as a response to a comment on a post from the old OII-NZ site; the comment focused on XXY males. Articles from the original OII-NZ site are no longer online, pending review, and it was not possible to make this response public – or any further response to it. So, I have expanded…
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Contact address

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OII New Zealand can be reached at the following address: PO Box: 19320 Hamilton CBD Nothing has been arranged for Intersex Awareness Day in New Zealand by OII, but we will be supporting what others are doing around the world. If you know of any events, do let me know, and I will advertise them…
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