Gender Test

  • I have not done anything wrong, says Pinki Pramanik November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, described as male in a police chargesheet which also accused her of rape, on Wednesday said that she had not done anything wrong. She also blamed the police for torturing her. "Everybody who said that they will support me is now keeping quiet....
  • Pinki to file defamation case against police, prosecutor November 14, 2012

    Kolkata: Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik, described as a male in a police chargesheet which also accused her of rape, on Wednesday said she would file a defamation case against investigators and a government lawyer. "Very soon I will slap a defamation case against the police and the...
  • Police driving me to suicide: Pinki Pramanik November 13, 2012

    Kolkata: Alleging a "huge conspiracy" after police filed a chargesheet claiming she was a male, Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik on Monday said the investigating authorities were trying to force her to commit suicide. Pinki said that contrary to the police claim, the medical report had concluded that she...
  • Police book Asiad gold medalist Pinki Pramanik for rape, cheating November 12, 2012

    The police action came after it submitted the gender determination test report which showed that the 26yearold is a male. ...
  • Athlete Pinki Pramanik is male: Medical report November 13, 2012

    Kolkata: The medical report of Pinki Pramanik suggests that the athlete is male. The police have submitted a chargesheet against Pinki Pramanik at Barasat Court alongside the medical report, charging the athlete with rape and cheating. Pinki's medical tests were performed by a board of doctors at the SSKM hospital in...
  • Was Pinki Pramanik framed in the rape case? July 18, 2012

    Pinki Pramanik's former live-in partner Anamika, who had charged her with rape, now says she was forced to do so by the husband of former athlete and CPM MP Jyotirmoyee Sikdar. ...
  • I was arrested without medical test: Pinki Pramanik July 11, 2012

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik claimed that she was being blackmailed and framed by her roommate. ...
  • Has Pinki Pramanik's dignity been violated? July 6, 2012

    Even as Asiad gold medallist runner Pinki Pramanik fights a legal battle after accused of being a male and arrested for alleged rape, a video showing the athlete completely naked and undergoing tests at a private nursing home has gone viral online. On Face The Nation, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika...
  • FTN: Has Pinki Pramanik's dignity been violated? July 5, 2012

    The protesters blame government's insensitivity, questioning how an MMS of Pinki undergoing a gender determination test went viral in the first place. ...
  • MMS row: Are Pinki Pramanik's rights being violated? July 4, 2012

    Activists question how an MMS of Pinki Pramanik undergoing a gender determination test went viral. ...
  • Did govt fail to protect Pinki Pramanik's rights? July 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Human rights activists are now demanding justice for athlete Pinki Pramanik who has been charged with rape and is undergoing gender determination tests in Kolkata. The protesters blame government's insensitivity in handling the case, questioning how an MMS of Pinki undergoing a gender determination test went viral in the...
  • Pinki denied bail, remanded to judicial custody June 29, 2012

    Kolkata: A West Bengal court on Friday rejected the bail plea of Asiad gold medallist runner Pinki Pramanik, accused of being a male, and sent the athlete to judicial custody till July 12 for alleged rape. "The court of chief judicial magistrate, Barasat, (North 24-Parganas) Anita Mathur, rejected the bail plea...
  • IAAF agrees to Semenya retaining gold medal November 19, 2009

    Johannesburg: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has agreed that South African runner Caster Semenya will keep her 800 metres world title, the country's sports ministry said on Thursday. The 18-year-old Semenya, who stormed to victory in August's world championships in Berlin, underwent gender verification tests this summer...
  • South African official lied about Semenya gender test September 20, 2009

    Pretoria: The president of Athletics South Africa has admitted that he lied about gender tests on runner Caster Semenya before her gold-medal win at the World Athletics Championships last month. The national sports body has always denied that it agreed to the tests before the race in Berlin, Germany -- an...
  • S Africa threatens '3rd world war' over Semenya September 11, 2009

    Kleinmond, (South Africa): South Africa reacted angrily on Friday to a report that tests on its world champion runner Caster Semenya had found she was a hermaphrodite, threatening a "third world war" over the affair. Athletics' governing body declined to confirm the report in Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper, which said the...
  • Caster Semenya a hermaphrodite, says Australian daily September 11, 2009

    Sydney: The IAAF declined to confirm a Sydney Morning Herald report that world 800-m champion Caster Semenya has male and female sex organs. IAAF spokesman Nick Davies says the group has received the results of Semenya's gender tests, but he would not discuss the findings. "I simply haven't seen the results," Davies...
  • Caster Semenya poised to keep gold medal September 10, 2009

    Caster Semenya is almost certain to keep her World Championships 800 metres gold medal whatever the outcome her gender tests. With the results expected in the next two weeks, IAAF communications director Nick Davies said it was unlikely the South African would be stripped of her gold medal as her case...
  • South African Semenya unperturbed by gender test row August 21, 2009

    Berlin: South African teenager Caster Semenya isn't too bothered by the gender row that has erupted. But the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has been criticised for dealing with the matter insensitively. Semenya has gone from a complete unknown to being the women's 800 metres world champion in under a...
  • Controversial Semenya wins 800m amidst gender test August 20, 2009

    Berlin: South African teenager Caster Semenya, whose rapid improvement has prompted officials to order a gender verification test, won the women's world 800 meters title with a crushing performance on Wednesday. Powerfully-built but beautifully relaxed in motion, the 18-year-old clocked 1 minute, 55.45 seconds for the year's fastest time and a...
  • MP govt gets tough on gender tests June 20, 2007

    Bhopal: Faced with a declining sex ratio, the Madhya Pradesh government has directed that cases against sonography centers misused by people who want sons, can now be directly registered in courts. According to official sources, violations under the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act would be dealt with directly by the courts. "Minister...
  • Gender group lends Santhi support December 19, 2006

    New Delhi: Indian athlete Santhi Soundarajan, who failed the gender test at Doha had sexual minorities come out in huge numbers in Chennai to support to the beleaguered athlete. "We express full solidarity with her. This should be an eye-opener to the humanitarian discriminations faced by people with ambiguous gender," Tamil...
  • AFI clueless if Santhi's a 'male' December 19, 2006

    New Delhi: The performance of the Indian contingent was at the Doha Asian Games have been tarnished by the revelation that athlete Santhi Soundarajan is not really a women. Santhi won a silver medal in the women's 800m but after the race it came to light that she failed the gender...
  • How are athletes gender tested December 19, 2006

    New Delhi: Santhi Sounderarajan is being stripped off the silver medal on basis of the the gender verification results. The matter now rests with the Asian Games jury. But what exactly does a gender test mean and how does it ascertain a person's identity? Gender verification testing was first introduced...
  • IOA takes back Santhi's Asiad medal December 18, 2006

    New Delhi: Indian athlete Santhi Soundarajan who failed the gender test has been stripped of her Doha Asian Games medal. Santhi had taken part in the women's 800 meters and won the silver medal. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Monday confirmed that the athlete's medal has been taken back. On Sunday night...
  • Despite row, TN honours Santhi June 30, 2007

    New Delhi: Athlete Santhi Soundarajan, India's controversial silver medalist at the Asian Games, on Monday attended an award ceremony conducted in Chennai to celebrate her performance in Doha. Santhi, who is likely to be stripped off her Asiad silver after failing the gender test, received a Rs 15-lakh cheque from Tamil...
  • Santhi 'not female', to lose silver December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: One of India's medal winners at the Asian Games in Doha, Santhi Soundarajan, is likely to be stripped of her silver medal after it was found that she did not have the "sexual characteristics of a woman." Santhi picked up the silver clocking 2 minutes, 3.16 seconds behind Mariam...