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Naturally Occurring High Testosterone Shouldn’t Keep Female Athletes Out of Competition

August 4, 2016

(Scientific American) – Four years ago Indian sprinter Dutee Chand seemed headed for greatness. She became her country’s 100-meter champion for women 18 and younger, and the Sports Authority of India called her a “sure shot Olympic medalist.” Yet soon afterward, the Athletics Federation of India banned her from competition because she had an elevated level of the hormone testosterone, the result of a natural condition called hyperandrogenism.

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