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End Abusive Sex Testing for Women Athletes

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Women athletes, largely from the Global South, are targeted and harmed by “sex testing” regulations. Women being observed under the regulations, and in some cases being compelled to undergo a medical examination, amounts to policing women’s bodies based on arbitrary definitions of femininity and racial stereotypes. Sport governing bodies – including World Athletics and the International Olympic Committee – should remove all regulations that require medically unnecessary interventions for continuing eligibility. (Geneva) – Women track and field athletes, largely from the Global South, are abused…

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