Being Born a Hermaphrodite Is God's Creation – Why the Fuss with Athlete Semenya

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Being Born a Hermaphrodite Is God's Creation – Why the Fuss with Athlete Semenya’s Gold Medal?

  2. rose_dempe profile image57
    rose_dempeposted 8 years ago

    From what it appears she wasn’t born a Hermaphrodite. Chimeras disease which can cause a person two have both genitalia due to chromosomal abnormalities (xx chromosomes =female and xy =male) caused by the fusion of zygotes (female eggs). The chromosomal grouping, include both xx and xy. The situation with the athlete is that her xx chromosomes appear to be synthetic. This is possible with a series of hormone injections. Not only that, but she does not have a female reproductive system (which can be absent in a hermaphrodite with stronger male characteristics) however she does not have the distinctive natural characteristics of those who genuinely carry the disease. Her genetic abnormality is similar to someone who has had a sex change.
    Which means that it wasnt a matter of nature but simply a new age form of cheating.
    Of course this is all based off what the media has published about the results of her testing.

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    yabeyaposted 8 years ago

    The way a person is born is God's creation.  God says he weaves a person together with his own hands in the womb (Psa 139:13).

    However we don't know how Semenya was born. Between her birth and winning her medal, we have no idea what happened to her body.

    So, the way she was born may have nothing to do with winning her medal. We can't say otherwise.

    And we can't somehow turn the situation into a Christian vs non-Christian debate.  The argument on either side would be a house of cards.