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Katrina Karkazis and Rebecca Jordan-Young on Olympic sex testing

Katrina Karkazis and Rebecca Jordan-Young talk in an important Stanford School of Medicine podcast on the testing of female athletes to identify – and compel treatment of – those with intersex traits: Olympic athletes potentially face new sex verification policies following the controversial investigation of South African runner Caster Semenya, who was tested repeatedly to…
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“Re­examining Rationales of “Fairness”: An Athlete and Insider’s Perspective on the New Policies on Hyper­androgenism in Elite Female Athletes”

OII global chair, Hida Viloria, and former Olympic athlete María José Martínez-Patiño report in The American Journal of Bioethics on proposed policies by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) and the IOC relating to hyperandrogenism in women athletes (but not men athletes): The new policies are informed not by scientific evidence, but by age-old cultural…
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“Out of Bounds? A Critique of the New Policies on Hyper­androgenism in Elite Female Athletes”

Katrina Karkazis, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Georgiann Davis and Silva Comporesi write in The American Journal of Bioethics on new IAAF/IOC policies on hyperandrogenism in female athletes: In May 2011, more than a decade after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) abandoned sex testing, they devised new policies in response…
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Caster Semenya: Official mismanagement and media confusion

Yesterday reportage on the participation of South Africa’s 800m women’s world champion, Caster Semenya, in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games was confused. Britain’s Guardian carried two contrasting stories in its online edition. Tubby Reddy, the chief executive of South Africa’s Olympic Committee, confirmed tonight that the 800m world champion was not fit enough to make…
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OII: Petition to the International Olympic Committee

OII: Petition to the International Olympic Committee

Hida Viloria, OII-USA’s Spokesperson for Human Rights, has been invited to represent OII at the next meeting of the IOC in Switzerland in October this year. She will be presenting this petition to the members of the IOC. We ask all our readers and members to sign the petition if they have not already done…
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