Intersex - New Interdisciplinary Approaches (INIA)

Project Details


Children with sex characteristics which do not fit the typical definitions of male or female are estimated to account for 0.05 % to 1.7 % of all births, according to the United Nations. Intersex children continue being exposed to nonconsensual and clinically unnecessary surgeries and other medical treatments, causing frequently harm to their health and wellbeing. The UN and other regional human rights bodies have called for a cessation of these medical practices. The INIA project (Intersex – New Interdisciplinary Approaches) aims at creating knowledge on intersex studies, policies and practices from a human rights perspective. For this purpose, INIA will train 10 early career researchers within a transdisciplinary and transectoral network of organisations from 10 countries, working towards ways of addressing the human rights and needs of this highly pathologised population.
Effective start/end date1/03/2031/08/24

Collaborative partners

  • University of Huddersfield (lead)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels - VUB)
  • Dublin City University
  • University of Zurich
  • Escuela Andaluza de Salud Publica
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)


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