Episode
September 3, 2014

No games for women with 'too much' testosterone

The Stream examines the controversy surrounding female testosterone testing in competitive sports.
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Should female athletes with naturally high levels of testosterone be forced to lower the hormone level before they’re allowed to compete professionally? Sports authorities, like the International Olympics Committee, argue high testosterone levels create an unfair advantage in women’s athletics. Officials maintain lowering this hormone through surgery or drugs evens out the playing field. So, is this fairness or discrimination? 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 

Katrina Karkazis @Karkazis
Senior research scholar, Stanford University
katrinakarkazis.com

Payoshni Mitra  
Researcher and activist

Hida Viloria @HidaViloria
Director, OII-USA
hidaviloria.com

Martin Ritzen
Member of the IOC Medical Commission

Cameron Myler @CameronMyler
Four-time US Olympian

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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