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Quoted in STAT News article about intersex women athletes

Quoted in STAT News article about intersex women athletes

 
“I think that the only way it would be fair to regulate athletes [like] Caster and Dutee would be if we also had testosterone testing for men, and men that were in atypically high ranges had to take estrogen to lower their ranges down as well,” said Hida Viloria

“I think the elephant in the room is that even though on record these sporting bodies keep acknowledging that these athletes are women, they keep trying to make regulations based on the conception that they’re not.”

I’ve been lobbying against and writing about discriminatory regulations against intersex women athletes since South African track star Caster Semenya was banned from competition in 2009, and I’m happy to be quoted twice in the article, “Track authorities move to again bar women with naturally high testosterone from competing,” which provides an in-depth look at the current efforts to reinstate regulations for women athletes with naturally high testosterone levels (called hyperandrogenism).

Track authorities move to again bar women with naturally high testosterone from competing

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Interesting fact: At approx. 1.7% of the population, Intersex people are as common as red-heads. “Everyone’s met an intersex person, you just may not know you have.”

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