Intersex People

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ACON is proud to affirm the Darlington Statement and encourages other organisations and bodies that support the intersex-led movement to also recognise, and affirm the Darlington Statement.

We’re here to be a good intersex ally by raising the visibility of intersex community priorities and deferring to intersex-led organisations such as Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) and the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Groups Australia. All of our services are inclusive for and welcome intersex people who seek to access them.

We acknowledge the distinctiveness and the diversity within the intersex community, and support the human rights of intersex people. We respect the intersex human rights movement and seek to support this movement without tokenism, or instrumentalising, or co-opting the issues intersex people experience as a means for other ends.

We also encourage intersex people and their allies to contact IHRA, formerly known as OII Australia at ihra.org.au. IHRA is an independent support, education and policy development organisation, by and for people with intersex variations.

Please watch this wonderful introduction to intersex created by Rochelle Oh.

General Support & Services

HIV Prevention

We’re here to help end HIV transmission among gay and homosexually active men, including among intersex men who are gay or bisexual. To find out more please visit our HIV Prevention section.

HIV Support

We’re here to help people with HIV, including intersex people, take control of their health by providing up-to-date information as well as a range of programs and services. To find out more please visit our HIV Support section.

Sexual Health and Cervical Screening

Check OUT: LGBTIQ+ Sexual Health Clinic is a safe and inclusive clinic for our communities. We offer HIV/STI screening and/or cervical screening for all LGBTIQ+ people. Check OUT provides trauma-informed care and is sex-positive and sex work friendly. The clinic is staffed by LGBTIQ+ peer workers and expert sexual health nurses. Book online or find out more: www.checkout.org.au

We offer a range of sexual health and cervical screening programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. To find out more please visit our Sexual Health section.

If you’re a member of the LGBTIQ community and you need safe sex supplies, we can post them to you anywhere in NSW (free!). Find out more and order here.

Intersex people are also encouraged to contact their local sexual health centre for information about sexual health.

We are designing a brand new sexual health project to better meet the needs of our community. This project will be replacing our sexual health project for women (including intersex women) who play with women. We welcome all members of the community, including intersex people of all genders and sexualities to get involved in the consultation process. Find out more and sign up here.

Mental Health

We provide a range of counselling and community care services for intersex people, including those with HIV or who use drugs. To find out more please visit our Mental Health section.

Alcohol & Drugs

Our alcohol and other drugs services are inclusive of and here to help intersex people who use alcohol and other drugs. To find out more please visit our Alcohol & Drugs section.

Ageing

We provide a range of resources and support services for older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (50+). To find out more please visit our Ageing section.