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posted Friday, September 11, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 37

When someone is raised female and the genes say XY
By SETH BORENSTEIN
AP Science Writer
Sep 11,

WASHINGTON - It's the birth defect people don't talk about. A baby is born not completely male or female. The old term was hermaphrodite, then intersex. Now it's called 'disorders of sexual development.' Sometimes the person with the problem doesn't even know it and finds out in an all too public way.

That's been the painful plight of a few female athletes through history. And apparently that's the situation for South African track star Caster Semenya.

full story:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090911/ap_on_sc/us_sci_gender_confusion



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