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The Court of Arbitration in Sport (CASdecided last week to uphold a rule requiring athletes with certain forms of what they call “disorders of sex development” (DSD) – more commonly called “intersex” conditions – to lower their testosterone levels in order to still be eligible to compete as women in certain elite races.

The case was brought to CAS by Semenya, as she argued discrimination linked to a 2018 decision preventing some women, including herself, from competing in some female events.

This ruling is flawed. On the basis of science and ethical reasoning, there are ten reasons CAS’s decision does not stand up.

But first let’s take a quick look at the biology involved.

…continue reading ‘Ten Ethical Flaws in the Caster Semenya Decision on Intersex in Sport’

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