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When is a woman not woman enough?

  • clock: Becomes Indian national under-18 champion for 100m when she clocks 11.8 seconds in 2012.
  • genital: Now, almost three months later, Chand is in limbo, unable to join the Indian team at the 2014 Asian Games, and unwilling to subject herself to the " corrective" treatment (hormone suppression therapy and sometimes even genital surgery) prescribed by the International Association of Athletics Federations ( IA AF), International Olympic Committee ( IOC) and other leading sports bodies.
  • pejorative: Unfortunately, Mother Nature is not as black-and-white as your typical blazer would like his competitions to be, and it turns out there are a dozen different conditions that would once have been lumped under " hermaphrodite", but are now referred to by the less pejorative term of intersex, or disorders of sexual development.
  • physique: Ashamed at the leaks and lack of scientific rigour, but stung by the reaction to Semenya's physique from some quarters, the IAAF asked an expert working group to come up with a plan for women with " excessive androgenic hormones ", or hyperandrogenism.
  • androgen: The process would be handled by experts, and " an effective therapeutic strategy" would be offered to any athlete found to have elevated levels of androgen.