Early today, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled to allow Indian athlete Dutee Chand the right to compete as a woman, since being banned last July under sports regulations for women with naturally high testosterone levels (a.k.a. hyperandrogenism).  We celebrate this victory not just for Dutee, but in a long battle fought by…

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On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, Indian track star Dutee Chand soared to victory, winning the gold medal in the 100- meter race at India’s National Games. http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/national-games-dutee-chand-sprints-to-glory/article6883265.ece Dutee is competing while under reprieve by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), which allows her to participate in domestic meets after she was suspended due to…

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  We’re thrilled to to have this essay by our E.D. Hida Viloria run in The Advocate, although we note they changed the original title – “Bullying By Any Other Name: What’s Really Behind Regulations for Women with High Testosterone” – to, “Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes”. The essay elaborates on the issue…

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We encourage you all to stand in support of Dutee Chand — the latest victim of discriminatory policies against intersex women with high testosterone levels (hyperandrogenism) — by liking the new Fairness for Dutee campaign on Facebook. Go here: https://www.facebook.com/FairnessForDuteeChand

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OII’s Viloria, along with medical experts & others, lobbied the Int’l Olympic Committee (IOC) & the IAAF at their meeting in October, 2010, against imposing unfair “regulations” on intersex women athletes, but the sporting bodies caved under pressure from non-intersex female athletes who wanted something done about “women who look like men”. Wonderful to see…

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Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience (Duke University Press, 2008), by Professor Katrina Karkazis, is a seminal text on the highly controversial medical efforts to “treat” intersex people, historically known as the field of “intersex medical management.” A medical anthropologist and bioethicist at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University School of…

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