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Proposed testosterone testing of some female olympians challenged by Stanford scientists
Date:6/13/2012

cant problem," the authors write.

In an accompanying commentary to the journal article, Spanish hurdler Maria Martnez-Patio, a high-profile athlete with an intersex condition, is also critical of the IAAF policy. Martnez-Patio was stripped of her 1986 national championship in the 60-meter hurdles because an earlier test showed that she had XY chromosomes, typical in males, and yet she developed as a female. A couple of years later the IAAF reinstated her.

"Only those who have lived through having their eligibility and gender identity contested can attest to its egregious impact," Martinez-Patio writes along with co-author Hida Viloria, chair of the Organization Intersex International. "The psychological consequences of this experience are excruciating."


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