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An Olympic Runner's Argument Why Caster Semenya Should NOT be Allowed to Compete in Women's Events

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Caster Semenya is a hardworking, determined, and brave athlete. She is a role model for all of us in how we should compose ourselves on and off the track. That said, I do not believe she should be allowed to compete in women's events. I explain how I came to that conclusion in this video.

Link to the CAS Press Release: https://www.tas-cas.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Media_Release_Semenya_ASA_IAAF_decision.pdf

Link to the Best Writeup of This Issue: https://www.letsrun.com/news/2019/05/what-no-one-is-telling-you-about-caster-semenya-she-has-xy-chromosomes/

Link to Intersex Campaign for Equality: https://www.intersexequality.com/how-common-is-intersex-in-humans/

Link to Gender Spectrum's Website: https://www.genderspectrum.org/

Link to British Journal of Sports Medicine: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/45/15/1184.short

Genetics and Rare Diseases Information Center: https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/8538/46-xy-disorders-of-sexual-development/cases/36862

World Health Organization Gender and Genetics: https://www.who.int/genomics/gender/en/index1.html

Some Wikipedia Pages Worth Reading
Sex-determination System :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex-determination_system#XX/XY_sex_chromosomes
Disorders of Sex Development: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disorders_of_sex_development
Gender Identity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_identity

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