Caster Semenya gender tests results

September 11, 2009


Caster Semenya exploded onto the world scene of track and field at the World Championships by running some of the fastest 800m times ever recorded for a woman.  The 18 year old South African was immediately caught up in controversy that she was not 100% female and gender tests were performed. Well the results are in and Caster is indeed a woman…unfortunately she is also a man.  She has no womb, no ovaries, and her testosterone levels are three times higher than an average female.  According to reports included in the results state that she has internal testes and has been told to have surgery to fix the possibly dangerous condition.  As as result of these finding she may be stripped of her gold medals and her ability to compete in future events is in limbo.

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