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Former NCAA track & field champion CeCe Telfer was ruled ineligible for the Olympic trials due to higher than normal testosterone levels.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone produced in the testicles that stimulates male secondary sex characteristics such as facial and body hair, deep voice, and muscular upper body build.
Biological women produce tiny amounts of testosterone in their ovaries.
Under World Athletics guidelines released in 2019, athletes can't compete for the USA in international women's events if their testosterone levels are high.
Testosterone levels must be below 5 nmol/L for a span of 12 months. In biological women, the normal testosterone range is 0.06 to 1.68 nmol/L.
Telfer, a Jamaican-born male-to-female transgender, is the first openly transgender male bodied person to win an NCAA women's title.
While a student athlete at Franklin Pierce University, Telfer first competed in the men's track and field division from 2016 to 2017 before transitioning, and winning first place in the women's 400-meter hurdles event in June 2019.
Helfer, who was raised by a single mother, is one of three children. The family moved from Jamaica to Canada when Telfer was 12.
Telfer's lawyer, David McFarland, said Telfer would respect the decision.
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Journalists slammed CNN for declaring "there is no consensus" for doctors "assigning" sex at birth.
CNN made the controversial statement while reporting a news story about South Dakota banning male-to-female trans athletes from girl’s sports.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem declined to sign legislation banning trans athletes from girls sports.
CNN reporter Devan Cole wrote, "It's not possible to know a person's gender identity at birth." He added, "There is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth."
Other reputable journalists noted that Cole does not hold a medical license.
Twitter user @Roninresearch wrote: "My wife delivered babies for 23 years and she could tell real easy what the gender was... Oddly enough so could the parents."
"I'm not a doctor, @CNN but if you look just below the waist you may get some insight," Craig Seymour wrote.
Media critic Lee Sobotka wrote, "CNN isn’t a news organization. They are straight up activists."
One Twitter user wrote: "I've gotten used to a lot of woke craziness. Never thought I'd see biological sex in scare quotes."
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