Women athletes and impossible choices

Foreign Policy has kindly published a joint article by Morgan Carpenter and Katrina Karkazis on the impossible choices faced by women subjected to 'sex testing' in athletics.
Page last reviewed 28 February 2021

South Africa's Caster Semenya competes in the athletics women's 1500m final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 10, 2018. Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images and FP
In 2018, Katrina Karkazis and I co-authored a paper for the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry on the impossible choices faced by women with intersex variations in athletics. Our analysis was cited by Human Rights Watch in its 2020 report on human rights violations in sex testing elite women athletes and, now, Foreign Policy has kindly published a joint article on the subject.

Women Athletes Subjected to ‘Sex Testing’ are Faced With Impossible Choices
The cases of Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand shed light on the invasive medical procedures endured by intersex athletes around the world.

Find the article here: Carpenter, Morgan, and Katrina Karkazis. 2021. ‘Women Athletes Subjected to “Sex Testing” Are Faced With Impossible Choices’. Foreign Policy, February 18. https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/02/18/women-athletes-subjected-to-sex-testing-are-faced-with-impossible-choices-caster-semenya-world-athletics/.