Caster Semenya ruling: sports federation is flouting ethics rules


I have a Worldview column in Nature on the flouting of research and medical ethics guidelines by the IAAF in its rush to eliminate certain women from elite sport.

While controversy swirls around issues of sport, sex, gender and fairness, another crucial issue is being overlooked: in my view, such athletes are in effect being asked to act as guinea pigs in medical research, but without the oversight or qualifications that society demands.

Read the whole thing for free here.

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