UK Intersex Association

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The UK Intersex Association (UKIA) is an education, advocacy, campaigning and support organisation which works on behalf of Intersex people. Its Director is Dr J. Hayes-Light.

Its aims are:[1]

  • to educate, inform and campaign in order to remove the shame, secrecy, social prejudice, ignorance and stigmatization which surround Intersex people.
  • to campaign against the pathologising and medicalisation of Intersex peoples' lives.
  • to campaign against the use of surgery and other medical treatments for coercing Intersex people to physically conform to cultural definitions of "normal".
  • to campaign against the widespread practice of witholding information from Intersex people regarding the medical implications of being born Intersex where these exist.
  • to campaign for the same status and respect for human rights accorded to all others to be equally accorded to Intersex people.

See also


  1. "About" page. (Archived by WebCite® at 2017-07-31).