gender testing

gender testing

Etymology: L, genus, kind, testum, crucible
a procedure for validating the sex of an individual by examining a tissue sample, usually obtained from oral mucous membrane cells, for the presence of a Y chromosome.
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Semenya was forced out of athletics for a year after being subjected to gender testing following her 800m win at the 2009 World Championships, but she was subsequently cleared to return to competition and won a silver medal at last year's London Olympics.
Semenya was ordered by the International Association of Athletics Federations to undergo gender testing three years ago after she won the 2009 World Champions as an 18-year-old, following concerns over her muscular physique and running style, the paper said.
The first conference resolutions called for multiple initiatives to promote the role of women in sport, including calling on the IOC to 'attain[] an equal number of events for women and men on the Olympic Programme,' that IFs and NOCs 'create special committees or working groups' with at least 10% women to create plans to promote women in sport, and for the IOC to end gender testing.
The 800 metres world champion has been cleared to resume her career after 11 months out for gender testing.
He said: "I deeply regret that confidentiality was breached in this case and that the IAAF were forced into a position of having to confirm that gender testing was being carried out on this young athlete.
On Sunday, Lamine Diack, the IAAF president, said the affair was handled badly, saying: "I deeply regret that confidentiality was breached in this case and that the IAAF were forced into a position of having to confirm that gender testing was being carried out on this young athlete.
Perhaps it is nothing more than coincidence that they both vanished from the sporting stage when mandatory gender testing was brought in at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968.
We are also enthusiastic about our expanded non-invasive prenatal diagnostics intellectual property rights that now include gender testing, and we remain on track to launch our research use only Rhesus D test in the first half of 2007.
com's release of the Baby Gender Mentor Home DNA Gender Testing Kit.
The company has recently bundled its gender testing technologies with a pregnancy test kit, designed for women who are trying to get pregnant and want to know the sex of the unborn child soon after they become pregnant.
Semenya was ordered to undergo gender testing shortly before her victory in the women's 800 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin last month.
South African runner Caster Semenya, who is undergoing gender testing after questions arose about her muscular build and deep voice, is set to return home to celebrations after her 800-metre win at the world championships.
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