Hormone Drugs Affecting Semenya

Treatment may be contributing to back condition.

South African Caster Semenya, who will not compete in next week’s Commonwealth Games due to a back injury, may be suffering from the side effects of hormone treatments to treat her “rare inter-sex condition” an Australian newspaper reported on Thursday.

“Hormone treatment for her rare inter-sex condition has athletics insiders believing the changes in her body have contributed to the back injury that has ruled her out of the Commonwealth Games,” wrote Mike Hurst on the Herald Sun’s website.

Semenya, who had a short but successful track season this summer after an 11 month hiatus due to questions surrounding her gender, is one of a number of high profile athletes who has withdrawn from this year’s Commonwealth Games slated to get underway this weekend in Delhi, India.

For More: The Herald Sun

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