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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In which year was gender testing introduced in the Olympic Games?
Semenya took the final podium place then rounded on athletics' world governing body for a plan to reintroduce gender testing.
With question marks about her gender now long forgotten after her 2009 world title was marred by a gender testing probe, she could finally lap up the congratulations of the crowd without fear.
Found as a one-day-old baby in a t-shirt with a lizard on it by her foster mother, Sheila, Kivali is a bender, turned in by her grade one teacher for gender testing.
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 800 metres world champion has been cleared to resume her career after 11 months out for gender testing.
Caster Semenya, the women's 800 m gold medallist at the Berlin world championships during August 2009, refuelled the debate on gender testing in sport.
So gender testing is not the term that should be used this case, but sex 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.
com's release of the Baby Gender Mentor Home DNA Gender Testing Kit.
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