How the heck do you fail a gender test?
At the recent Asian Games in Doha, an Indian female track athlete failed a gender test and lost his/her silver medal? How the heck do you fail a gender test? It's boggling my mind.
- CobaltLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
They generally test for a specific gene on one of the gender chromosomes. This doesn't account for endocrine-related abnormalities, though. Slate did a good explanation the other day (see link)Source(s): http://www.slate.com/id/2155828
- 1 decade ago
I read the same story and was outraged. I didn't know they had such tests for adults. When infants are born, sometimes the penis/clitoris is too small to be a penis but too large to be a clitoris (the person is intersexed), and a doctor will make an executive decision about the sex of the child. I don't know if it was something like that, or they might have checked the person's chromosomes (seems a more likely scenario) to see if it was anything other than XX or XY.
- Active.comLv 41 decade ago
The test reports sent to the Indian Olympic Association on Sunday said Soudarajan "does not possess the sexual characteristics of a woman," The Times of India reported.
The medical evaluation panel usually includes a gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist and internal medicine specialist.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Ask Richard Simmons
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- golden riderLv 61 decade ago
Probably too mucular for the division she was in. Did not meet the requirements.
- Mr. TacoLv 71 decade ago
Haven't seen "The Crying Game" yet, have you?
- TrofyWifeLv 41 decade ago