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Caster Semenya: The Legal and Ethical Issues That Should Concern Us All
Steve Cornelius – The Conversation, 3 Jun 2019

27 May 2019 – The International Association of Athletics Federations introduced regulations requiring South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya to lower her naturally high levels of testosterone. The way in which the IAAF has gone about dealing with her raises serious legal and ethical concerns. Some women are being singled out because they are different. If Semenya was a blonde bombshell or if she didn’t win, we wouldn’t be having this debate today. Effectively coercing a healthy athlete into taking hormone treatment is certainly a compulsory medical intervention.

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