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Post by xnakix » Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:52 am

I need some help with these questions.

1. Why might THE BARR BODY TEST (for two X chromosomes) be a poor choice, in that it would exclude genuine female competitors?
-The Barr body test would not rule out XY men
-The Barr body test would exclude women who are XY for any reason
-The Barr body test would only exclude androgen-insensitive women
-The Barr body test would exclude women who are XX

2.Why might THE SRY TEST (for the presence of SRY) be a poor choice, in that it would exclude genuine female competitors?
-The SRY test is too difficult to perform
-The SRY test would exclude XX women from competing as female
-The SYR test would exclude women from competition who are XY with non-functional SRY
-The SRY test would allow any male to be test as if female

3.Why might A TEST THAT MEASURES TESTOSTERONE be a poor choice, in that it would exclude genuine female competitors?
-All XY women would be excluded unfairly
-Only XY women with missing or non-functional SRY would be excluded
-Only XY women with insensitive or defective androgen receptors would be excluded
-All women would be excluded from competing since women make very little testosterone

4.In what way did Olympic rules change between 2000 and 2004?
-In 2004, gender verification tests were abandoned.
-In 2000, gender verification tests were abandoned.
-In 2000, female athletes were subjected to SRY tests to prove they were female.
-In 2004, gender verification tests were reinstated and these now pertained to transsexuals as well as women.

5.Why would it be reasonable for a transsexual who is NOW female and whose body is not making or receiving testosterone, to be able to compete in competitions of strength as a woman?
-Because she is at a disadvanatage to compete against women with two X chromosomes
-Because she does not have male genitalia any longer
-Because her frame (skeletal size) has become feminized due to the long absence of testosterone.
-Because her muscles have become feminized due to the long absence of testosterone.

I do not understand these questions.
Help would be very appreciated.
Thank You.
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Post by mith » Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:19 am

I hope they aren't homework questions.
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Post by Dr.Stein » Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:48 am

Hehe yepp, I would like to try answering those questions, but I should know if that is not a homework :)
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Post by Poison » Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:29 pm

It is OBVIOUSLY seen that they are homework questions. :)
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