18 year old girl, just found out she's a hermaphrodite in front of the whole world, and now they want to take away her medals and never let her run track again.
Let me say this, I saw a woman who had this very problem. She was born with a vagina, if I can say that. At the age 6 that, I don't remember what happened, but she had to get surgery for something. She totally looked like a little girl, there was NO POSIBILITY that she was a boy. Well when she went into surgery, they discovered she had no uterus and that in place of where her ovaries should have been she had testis. Even her DNA said she was a male. But at pubertystage, she had developed breasts. So her body is confused of whether or not she is male or female. Her parents of course raised her as a female cause that is what she was. She naturally looks like a female, she has no other male characteristics, other than those things I mentioned above. These things are not black and white.
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Answer by Amaranth361 at 5:39 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
I read this last night in the news, I feel horrid for this girl who had this put out so publicly, I understand they thought there was drug use but why didn't they keep all of this quiet? What I read last night said if the test showed it was testosterone that gave her an advantage they wouldn't take the medals because she in no way cheated. she was just born with an advantage over other women. Lets hope they let her keep the medals.
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erday, unsubstantiated reports from Australia and England said that Semenya's tests showed that she has no womb or ovaries and produces testosterone levels three times higher than a normal woman.
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