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“Out of Bounds? A Critique of the New Policies on Hyper­androgenism in Elite Female Athletes”

…g, they devised new policies in response to the IAAF’s treatment of Caster Semenya, the South African runner whose sex was challenged because of her spectacular win and powerful physique that fueled an international frenzy questioning her sex and legitimacy to compete as female. These policies claim that atypically high levels of endogenous testosterone in women (caused by various medical conditions) create an unfair advantage and must be regulate…

Joint statement on homophobia in sport

…n when playing or competing as their birth and legal sex. Athletes such as Caster Semenya, suspected of being intersex, have faced heightened scrutiny, humiliation, and questions about their womanliness and their genitals. Intersex people need sport just as much as other members of the community, and we warmly welcome an opportunity to improve access.” Sally Goldner says: “TGV welcomes any move to ensure trans and gender diverse people are able to…

M.C.

Things are looking up: the M.C. case reshapes public understanding of intersex in the US

…he misunderstanding of intersex athletes like South African Olympic runner Caster Semenya… Moreover, this case questions who gets to decide what kind of procedures can be performed on intersex children before they are old enough to consent to a life-altering procedure that is not medically necessary… this case differentiates between a life-saving or medically necessary procedure and one that is cosmetic and could have catastrophic physical, psycho…

OHCHR

Open Letter on Intersex to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

…ated because of her supposed embodied state. Like South African track star Caster Semenya, who was put on suicide watch following her testing in 2009, and Indian track star Santhi Soundarajan, who was stripped of a silver medal won at the 2006 Asian Games after failing a gender verification test, the humiliating treatment has caused extreme psychological duress. In an emotional November 15th interview, Pramanik said, “I have not done anything wron…

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Intersex legislative issues 2012 – a brief summary

…ence while disparaging remarks are made about intersex people – during the Caster Semenya incident especially. Mum feels both vulnerable and isolated because of this.” “Less than full in-home services provided to the person I cared for because of the religious conviction of the organization providing aged care in our town.” “While in hospital for life-preserving surgery, an aged care community visitor provided by a religious organization removed t…

Katrina Karkazis and Rebecca Jordan-Young on Olympic sex testing

…policies following the controversial investigation of South African runner Caster Semenya, who was tested repeatedly to prove she was female. Stanford medical anthropologist Katrina Karkazis, PhD, and Rebecca Jordan-Young, PhD, a sociomedical scientist at Barnard College, challenge the proposed policies as unfair, unscientific and unethical. Length: 24 minutes. Update Rebecca Jordan-Young and Katrina Karkazis had an article in the New York Times o…

Gina Wilson

Tenth day of intersex: Ageing

…ence while disparaging remarks are made about intersex people – during the Caster Semenya incident especially – gay rights and marriage equality. Mum feels both vulnerable and isolated because of this. 7. If the law changes to full marriage equality my mum will never be able to tell everyone about my wedding in the way the she is currently boasting about my nephew’s wedding. My own possible wedding will have to remain a secret in mum’s own home, a…

Alix Iron and Hida Viloria

Hida Viloria interviewed by Alix Iron for OII Australia

…Here’s OII-USA chair, Hida Viloria, in an excellent interview by Alix Iron for our ‘Intersex 101’ workshop at Camp Betty in Sydney. Intersex 101, by Alix Iron and Hida Viloria from OII Australia on Vimeo. Hida and Alix talk through the basics about intersex, and give their own personal stories. Hida also talks about her experience of dialogue with International Olympic Committee regarding Caster Semenya….

Intersex people in sport

Submission to the OHCHR on women and girls in sport

…he 2019 regulations are differentiated from 2018 regulations challenged by Caster Semenya before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (2019) by the omission of congenital adrenal hyperplasia. We also draw attention to systemic issues of stigmatisation, discrimination and harmful practices. It is the view of IHRA that regulations governing the participation of women with intersex variations in sport are not only grounded in gender stereotypes but als…