Newser: AP Exclusive: “IOC recommends setting up medical centers to handle gender cases”

AP reports:

Among the key conclusions was a proposal to set up health centers where experts would diagnose and treat athletes with what are known as “disorders of sex development.” Most cases, Ljungqvist said, require treatment such as surgery or hormone therapy.

“We cannot expect sports in every country around the world to have the necessary expertise,” Ljungqvist said by telephone. “That’s not possible, so we recommend strategically located centers where cases could be referred, if necessary. It’s for the experts to decide what to do with each individual case. There is no general treatment. There is no general diagnosis.”…

OII Australia rejects the pathologising of intersex athletes, and the use of pathologising terminology like “disorders of sex development”.