Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Gender verification in sport: the need for change?
  1. M A Ferguson-Smith,
  2. E A Ferris
  1. University of Cambridge, UK.


    Most of an estimated one in 504 sportswomen fail the gender verification test unjustly. Until clinical examination becomes acceptable, a new code of practice is proposed which avoids unfair disqualification.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

    Linked Articles

    • Editor's Note
      BMJ Publishing Group Ltd and British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine
    • Letter
      L J Hipkin