New intersex resources created by our partners Reprofutures

Our friends and colleagues at Reprofutures have developed a new guide, research report and new healthcare policy and practice recommendations that support the reproductive and psychosocial needs of people with a VSC (Variation in Sex Characteristics.)

Reprofutures is a co-produced and collaborative study involving people with a VSC, support and community group facilitators, activists, and campaigners.

“The project’s objective was to understand what kinds of support that adults with variations in sex characteristics would like to receive with issues relating to reproduction, fertility, relationships, intimacy, and parenting (biological and non-biological).”


“In particular, we aimed to consider how to improve the support provided in healthcare settings and social circles – from families, friends, and partners – and to develop guidance to assist with these improvements.”

Their understanding of reproductive support was broad and “included the freedom not to become a parent, as well as the potential to become a parent, and in either case for the environment to be safe, healthy, approving, non-judgemental and non-intrusive”. Together they created a series of qualitative workshops, written activities, and consultation sessions, working with 28 people with VSCs across the UK.

The project has since created multiple outputs in the shape of a support guideresearch report, and healthcare policy and practice recommendations.

If you would like to find out more about this project or these resources, get in touch with Dr Charlotte Jones at

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