Caster was subjected to intrusive 'gender-verification' tests without consent

A 163-page document has revealed how athlete Caster Semenya was subjected to two intrusive "gender-verification" tests without her consent when she was 18 years old.

The court records from the South African runner's appeal of the international track body's testosterone rules at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in February have been reported on by CBC News.

Joanne Joseph spoke to South African law professor Steven Cornelius to discuss the details of the report.

He says this is only one of the horrifying aspects that came out of the case.

They arrive there with stars in their eyes, at a track meeting in a foreign country, 18 or 19 years old, to be confronted by a group of basically white male doctors and administrators telling them: 'Well we are questioning your gender and there are issues about your participation.'

Steven Cornelius, South African law professor

That is one of the horrifying aspects that came out of this case.

Steven Cornelius, South African law professor

As far as I am concerned medical practitioners are making themselves guilty of gross misconduct.

Steven Cornelius, South African law professor

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