Tag Archives: intersex

SOUTH CAROLINA: Parents Of Intersex Child Sue Over “Unnecessary Surgery”

The adoptive parents of an intersex child are suing the state of South Carolina for performing genital removal surgery in violation of the child’s constitutional rights. Mark and Pam Crawford say that their child, identified as M.C., is now 8 years old and chooses to identify as a boy, despite doctors deciding that M.C. should be a girl at 16 ...

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Gene Discovery May Aid Transgender And Intersex Therapies

Scientists have discovered a genetic “on-off” switch that tells the body what gender it is. An international team found that the action of a single gene is all that stops females from developing male physical traits, including testes and facial hair. When this gene was artificially “switched off” in adult female mice their ovaries began to turn into testes and ...

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Caster Semanya To Keep Gold Medal

South African champion sprinter Caster Semanya, who rocked the sports world this summer when she was revealed to be intersex, will be allowed to keep the gold medal she earned at the world championships. Semanya is waiting for a further decision on whether she may continue to compete as a woman.

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India: “O” Is For “Other”

Voters in India will now have the option of identifying themselves as male, female, or “other” on ballot forms. Indian election authorities Thursday granted what they called an independent identity to intersex and transsexuals in the country’s voter lists. Before, members of these groups — loosely called eunuchs in Indian English — were referred to as male or female in ...

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South African Strip Club Billboard Mocks Champion Sprinter Caster Semanya

This cruel billboard mocking Caster Semanya was posted by a South African strip club chain. Ad Week reports: Not surprisingly, the billboard drew complaints, at which Teazers owner Lolly Jackson scoffed at length. He first said the Semenya situation was “the furthest thing from my mind” when he made the ad. Then he added: “I do not want anyone coming ...

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100 Greatest Hits Of YouTube In 4 Minutes

This has been bouncing around the interwebs over the last couple of days. I’m ashamed of how many of the clips I recognized within the first second or two.

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Caster Semenya On Suicide Watch

Days after being outed worldwide as being intersex, South African world champion sprinter Caster Semenya has been placed on a suicide watch. The Daily Star quoted officials as saying that psychologists are caring the 18-year-old round-the- clock after it was claimed tests had proved she was a hermaphrodite. Leaked details of the probe by the ­International Association of ­Athletics Federations ...

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Report: Castor Semenya Is Intersex

Gender tests of world champion South African sprinter Caster Semenya reveal that she is intersex. According to the results of tests ordered by the International Amateur Athletics Foundation, Semenya has no uterus, no ovaries, and internal male testes producing high levels of testosterone. The IAAF says, “This is a medical issue and not a doping issue where she was deliberately ...

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