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Thread: Chromosomes and sport.

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    Chromosomes and sport.

    Should people with sex chromosome disorders be allowed to compete in gender segregated sports?
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    Re: Chromosomes and sport.

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Should people with sex chromosome disorders be allowed to compete in gender segregated sports?
    interesting question. a woman I know well apparently has an XXY chromosome disorder. one of her advantages is high strength to weight rations due to extra testosterone which led to her setting some service academy records for pull-ups etc and served her well as a world class archer and martial artist. On the other hand, she has had medical issues involving a much higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers leading to surgical interventions.

    since her condition is not due to any actions by her or others and since biologically and physically she is obviously female, I think not.



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    Re: Chromosomes and sport.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    interesting question. a woman I know well apparently has an XXY chromosome disorder. one of her advantages is high strength to weight rations due to extra testosterone which led to her setting some service academy records for pull-ups etc and served her well as a world class archer and martial artist. On the other hand, she has had medical issues involving a much higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers leading to surgical interventions.

    since her condition is not due to any actions by her or others and since biologically and physically she is obviously female, I think not.
    If he's got a Y chromosome, then he's genetically male.
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    Re: Chromosomes and sport.

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    If he's got a Y chromosome, then he's genetically male.
    nope-XXY



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    Re: Chromosomes and sport.

    I think it depends on the disorder and if it may result in an unfair advantage against others.
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    Re: Chromosomes and sport.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    nope-XXY
    Technically, she is in fact a man.

    However, it is known that some people born with XXY have a female phenotype, and it is acceptable for them to identify as female.
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    Re: Chromosomes and sport.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Technically, she is in fact a man.

    However, it is known that some people born with XXY have a female phenotype, and it is acceptable for them to identify as female.
    some have become pregnant and borne children.
    if one has breasts, ovaries, a uterus and a vagina, I consider them female



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    Re: Chromosomes and sport.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    some have become pregnant and borne children.
    if one has breasts, ovaries, a uterus and a vagina, I consider them female
    I know, understandable, just saying, she is by fact, a man.

    A man born with a woman's phenotype (phenotype being one's physical characteristics).
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    Re: Chromosomes and sport.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    I know, understandable, just saying, she is by fact, a man.

    A man born with a woman's phenotype (phenotype being one's physical characteristics).
    it depends on how you define "man"

    getting pregnant (i.e. producing eggs that become fertilized by a male) is pretty much the undeniable female characteristic



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    Re: Chromosomes and sport.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    it depends on how you define "man"

    getting pregnant (i.e. producing eggs that become fertilized by a male) is pretty much the undeniable female characteristic
    One's genetic make-up is as core as core gets to what defines an animal. This "law" is recognized for every, single, living, thing, in, the universe (as we know it). There is no "depends" he is a man by fact.

    I'm not disagreeing with you, I would consider him a female (and in person with him refer to him as her). However, he is undoubtedly a man and always will be a man until dead (the genetic make-up is unable to be changed with current technology).
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