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Long Form Gender Certificate

Birthers of the gender variety:

BERLIN (AP)—Facing questions about her gender, South African teenager Caster Semenya easily won the 800-meter gold medal Wednesday at the world championships.

Her dominating run came on the same day track and field's ruling body said she was undergoing a gender test because of concerns she does not meet requirements to compete as a woman.


The process requires a physical medical evaluation and includes reports from a gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist, internal medicine specialist and gender expert.

I'm not sure what I would enjoy more: Semenya being born female and proving the haters wrong, or being transgendered and foisting uncomfortable questions on the sports community, which operates under strict separation of the sexes.

Either way, I'm sure Caster Semenya isn't enjoying any of it. No teenager wants their genitals scrutinized by the entire world.

08.20.2009 |