In March last year, the ACT passed a bill that would ban irreversible medical procedures for young intersex people.

The laws came into effect at the beginning of this year, the first of their kind in any jurisdiction in Australia.

The bill will stop deferrable treatments on intersex people’s sex characteristics until they’re old enough to decide for themselves.

Advocates welcome the landmark decision and hope more states follow suit with similar legislation in the future.

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Produced By: Ash Taylor

Featured In Story: Dr Aileen Kennedy, Chair of Intersex Human Rights Australia

First aired on The Wire, Monday 8 January 2024