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DHHS Intersex Resources Project: Family member consultation

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The Victorian Government values and celebrates diversity. This commitment extends to improving the health and wellbeing outcomes and experiences of people with variations in sex characteristics, and to improving the quality of their interactions with hospitals and other health care settings.

Earlier this year, the Victorian Government released three new resources on the health and wellbeing of people with variations in sex characteristics.

The resources were developed in consultation with people with lived experience and their families, healthcare professionals and human rights experts. They included a detailed information and resource paper, and information for families.

The resources recognise a range of terms people use to describe their variations - ‘intersex variations’, ‘differences of sex development’ or ‘conditions associated with reproductive development’, among others. Acknowledging different people prefer different terms, the resources generally refer to ‘intersex variations’.

The Department of Health and Human Services is now consulting to develop a future directions paper, and is seeking your input.

The future directions paper will explore opportunities to strengthen the delivery of high-quality treatment, care and support to people with intersex variations and their families within the Victorian health system.

It will identify system challenges and development needs in the shorter and longer term needed to deliver improved health and wellbeing outcomes.

As with the earlier resources, the future directions paper will be informed by the perspectives of those with direct experience of the health system, including people with intersex variations.

You are invited to an interactive workshop to help shape the future direction of Victorian policy and programs to support positive health and wellbeing outcomes for people with intersex variations and their families.

Light refreshments will be provided and further information will be made available to participants before the workshop.

We understand your privacy is very important to you. Your personal details will be kept confidential and venue information will only be provided to validated attendees. We will also discuss the importance of maintaining confidentiality at the consultation itself.

If you have any questions, require further information or would like to contribute to the discussion but cannot attend the workshop, please contact Alice Gibson on 9096 9023 or email LGBTIQSecretariat@dhhs.vic.gov.au

We look forward to you joining us for this important conversation.

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