The Psychological Society of South Africa’s Sexuality and Gender Division Issues an Open Statement Supporting Caster Semenya

It is with great concern that the Sexuality and Gender Division (SGD) of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) has been following Caster Semenya’s quest to compete in international athletics. The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) is proposing a new ruling to set a limit on female athletes’ testosterone levels in certain track events. As a result, female athletes, such as Caster Semenya, are being targeted if they have a higher testosterone level due to Difference of Sex Development (DSD).

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