Should There Be Testosterone Limits For Women In Athletics?

South African sports scientist Ross Tucker and transgender medical physicist Joanna Harper have written a fascinating piece on women’s sports, and the current lack of any limits on testosterone levels in female track and field athletes. This issue is likely to be one of the most controversial and important discussions at this year’s Rio Olympics.

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Semenya and other intersex runners didn’t choose to be born with physical traits that give them an advantage any more than Kevin Durant did, but women’s sports exist to give them a chance at competing against equal competition. Whatever the decision, somebody’s going to lose.

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