2 thoughts on “The curious case of Caster Semenya: intersexed athletes and competitive advantage

  1. Dr. Stavroula A. Paschou, MD, PhDSpecialist in Endocrinologist and Diabetes, EASD Fellow, ESE Scholar says:

    In my opinion, chromosomal testing cannot be used as the strict gender verification of an athlete. Caryotype of a person is only the start of a complex procedure which leads to sex determination (via genes’ expression) and then to sex differentiation (via hormones’ action).

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  2. Dr. Stavroula A. Paschou, MD, PhD, Specialist in Endocrinology and Diabetes, EASD Fellow, ESE Scholar says:

    In my opinion, chromosomal testing cannot be used as the strict gender verification of an athlete. Caryotype of a person is only the start of a complex procedure which leads to sex determination (via genes’ expression) and then to sex differentiation (via hormones’ action).

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