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The problem with sex testing in sports

The problem with sex testing in sportsThe recent controversy surrounding South African runner Caster Semenya has raised a question in the world of sports: What kinds of naturally occurring advantages should be regulated and why?

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For swimmer Michael Phelps, the advantages of having a wide wingspan, long torso, and producing low amounts of lactic acid are celebrated. But for Semenya, whose body produces a naturally high level of testosterone, the response has been different. Athletic officials have been debating whether an elevated level of testosterone should disqualify her from competing as a woman and they recently decided that, yes, it should.

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