WELCOME TO THE AISSG AUSTRALIA WEBSITE
The Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) Support Group Australia Inc. (A0041398U) is a peer support, information and advocacy group for people affected by AIS and/or related intersex variations, and their families. (Note that intersex is also known as a Disorder of Sex Development or DSD).
We support members (both in Australia and overseas) that have any grade of Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, and support any issues relevant to living with AIS. These issues include infertility, disclosure, hormone therapy, gender identity, surgical intervention of children with intersex variations, sexual intimacy, etc. (The previous name for AIS was Testicular Feminisation Syndrome).
We also provide support to those with related intersex variations including Partial and Complete / Gonadal Dysgenesis, MRKH (also known as Vaginal Agenesis), 5a-Reductase Deficiency, 3b-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Deficiency, 17-Ketosteroid Reductase Deficiency and 17b-Hydroxysteroid Deficiency.
We acknowledge that people with intersex variations (including AIS) range from female to male and anywhere in between.
The AISSG Australia believes in a holistic model of health as per the World Health Organisation definition of 'health':
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity".
We welcome you to our site, and hope you will contact us.
dAISy Deadline: We are currently accepting submissions for the January 2015 edition. Anyone can contribute articles/poems/artwork/discussion topics. To submit, please contact us. dAISy is the biannual newsletter of the AISSG Australia and is distributed to financial members of the AISSGA.
Next National Meeting/Conference: Our Conference for 2014 was held in Sydney on 9-10 August. Many thanks to our generous conference sponsor National LGBTI Health Alliance. The next one will be in Brisbane on 8-9 August 2015. Register your interest now.
We also have regular catch-ups in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Open community social events for people with intersex variations will start in Sydney on 9 December 2014, in partnership with OII Australia. Please see our page on Meetings...
Members: Please contact the AISSG Australia to renew your membership and update your details as soon as possible.
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Last update: 6 December, 2014
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