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The problem with sex testing in sports

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  • Published on:  Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • Caster Semenya’s court case is the latest chapter in a long and confusing history.Try Dashlane free here: – Get 10% off now with my promo code: VOXThis spring, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld rules imposed by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) limiting the participation of female athletes with high levels of testosterone. On the other side of the decision was Caster Semenya: a South African runner who has repeatedly been penalized by sports officials throughout her career. The IAAF has gone through many iterations of their female regulations throughout the past decade, and Caster Semenya has been targeted with each successive policy. Most recently, the regulation has been a testosterone limit of five nanomoles per liter. Throughout the past decade, the media has been following Semenya's story closely and shaping a narrative that is often misguided or inaccurate. In this video we piece together the underlying issues relevant to sex testing in sports and contextualize them within the long history of scrutinizing female athletes. By covering the controversy surrounding 2016 women’s 800 meters Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya, along with historical events concerning Polish sprinter Ewa Klobukowska and Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, the goal is to help explain how athletic officials have repeatedly failed in their attempt to establish definitive sex testing regulations for female competitors.Sources:Sex, gender, DSD, and other terminology: policy: study: study criticism and research:https://www.sportsintegrityinitiative...https://www.sportsintegrityinitiative...Testosterone research: data: is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out our full video catalog: Vox on Facebook: Twitter:
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  • supersander64


     1 months ago +5787

    Does this mean that men with low testosterone levels can compete as women?

  • Alexander Alekhine

    Alexander Alekhine

     21 days ago +1118

    Why didn’t they mention her XY chromosomes? That’s incredibly relevant

  • T Kendall

    T Kendall

     1 months ago +1695

    Testosterone not linked to performance??? Why are steroids banned then?

  • Ogden Atwood

    Ogden Atwood

     1 months ago +1520

    Vox: Testosterone isn’t the only factor to determine who is success, there’s no scientific backing
    Also Vox: the top 3 women from 2016 olympics all have high testosterone

  • w4fjhDU514I1


     1 months ago +13717

    Phelps should never have been allowed to compete as a man. Obviously, he's a dolphin.

  • Adnan Kassem

    Adnan Kassem

     1 months ago +1770

    I don't know if this is true - but based on some quick internet research I just did, it says the she was born with a y chromosome. I feel like that is relevant to the discussion at hand and the video totally did not mention it. She is an intersex person with characteristics of both sexes.
    Also testosterone is definitely a performance enhancer - it is not the only factor but it is a significant factor. That is why drugs that enhance it are banned as PEDs - even in men's sports.
    The sad thing is that I feel like they are banning her for competing how she was born. She may have been born intersex and that is giving her an advantage - but shes not cheating to get an advantage. Then at the same time; is it fair to the other women who are competing?
    I don't know this is a complicated issue...
    Anyway interesting video.

  • TheProphetPepe


     1 months ago +1010

    God these writers clearly tried to manipulate facts. The reason testosterone is linked to performance is because testosterone has been directly proven to increase muscle mass (hence why steroids are made primarily up of testosterone). As a result, men (because they produce wayyy more testosterone than woman) have more muscle and can perform with higher athletic ability. It’s clearly unfair that someone who was born as a man (and naturally produces testosterone which increases muscle mass) should be allowed to compete against someone who has no ability whatsoever to increase testosterone levels (and as a result muscle mass).

  • Jason Min

    Jason Min

     14 days ago +310

    Caster Semenya is intersex. Not only do they have more testosterone, they actually have a Y chromosome. Does Vox even mention that Semenya is intersex?!

  • Fuad Uddin

    Fuad Uddin

     21 days ago +440

    So Vox, you guys sure did leave a lot of people more confused than before they had started to watch this video. Define intersex, make sure to explain the distinction between transgender and intersex, define Semenya's chromosomes. You guys did none of that. Disappointed.

  • coolnewpants


     1 months ago +5231

    I think the video could have given more detail about why chromosome testing was abandoned as a measure.

  • Taran Van Hemert

    Taran Van Hemert

     1 months ago +468

    The perfect summary is at 10:08.
    No matter where or how you choose to draw the line between men and women, someone's going to be unhappily lumped into a category where they don't wish to be. And Vox will make a video about how unfair the whole thing is.
    But the line still must be drawn somewhere.

  • h7


     1 months ago +114

    You forgot about the XY part

  • Mo rose

    Mo rose

     21 days ago +115

    I agree but it’s funny that ‘testosterone =/= higher performance’ but the top 3 athletes at Rio just so happened to also have high testosterone ...
    so they’re not related, but just VERY coincidental 👀

  • Alva S. Lange

    Alva S. Lange

     28 days ago +850

    Some athletes were lucky and born with high testosterone levels, just like the swimmer had big hands and feet. Humans aren’t identical so it’ll never be 100% fair. Do they want every athlete to get medical treatment to be identical? So that everyone has the same starting point? And the competition is fair? I don’t think that’s a good idea.

  • Su K.

    Su K.

     14 days ago +161

    She’s an intersex with XY chromosomes. If sports aren’t regulated only trans women or people with genetical abnormalities are going to win women’s sports.

  • A Half Assed Username

    A Half Assed Username

     1 months ago +287

    Indian sprinter: takes you to court for 10nml being an arbitrary limit on femininity
    Sprinter: Wins court case
    Testing board: lets lower that to 5nml

  • bogrog


     3 days ago +6

    Vox: Argues against testosterone regulations saying there's not enough evidence it affects performance
    Also Vox: The top three finishers in the 2016 olympics were affected by these regulations

  • NZL_ Vernice

    NZL_ Vernice

     1 months ago +128

    11:11 “you try to be in front of me, I jump you”
    Wise words said

  • Sidd A

    Sidd A

     1 months ago +6645

    Its like banning High IQ people from playing chess , because they have an unfair advantage



     1 months ago +202

    It's unfair to everyone involved, so the issue needs to be solved.