"I was born a woman"

Dutee Chand is a word-class sprinter who has been profoundly affected by attempts to regulate intersex athletes. In this feature article from the New York Times Magazine, author Ruth Padawer tells Chand's story, including her efforts to challenge the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) when they issued rules aimed at regulating testosterone levels in individuals competing as women.

Read this fascinating article for an in-depth look at the life and career of champion runner Dutee Chand.

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The Humiliating Practice of Sex-Testing Female Athletes


Padawer, R. (2016, June 28). The humiliating practice of sex-testing female athletes. New York Times Magazine. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/magazine/the-humiliating-practice-of-sex-testing-female-athletes....

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