4. INTERSEX

4.1.1 Intersex: Lecture

Dr Gavi Ansara is a scientist-practitioner who is internationally recognised for his research, lecturing, health policy work, and involvement in international human rights and social justice efforts.

In this video, Dr Ansara discusses important aspects of trans, gender diverse and intersex health.

People born with intersex variations are different to each other and it is important not to have a blanket treatment option for all of them. Each person will have a different need and it is paramount to put their needs first, rather than the needs of societal expectations. The health of intersex people is often discussed and managed in tertiary centres with multidisciplinary teams consisting of paediatricians, surgeons and fertility specialists amongst others. It’s always a good idea to have referral services at hand, e.g. the Royal Children’s Hospital in Victoria.

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