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(NEWSER)– Indian sprinter Dutee Chand was born with what may be a blessing and a curse: hyperandrogenism.

The medical condition results in unusually high levels of testosterone—high enough, in fact, that it crosses the threshold for what determines whether one can compete against women. She is fighting the International Association of Athletics Federations, the governing body that set the limit, on the grounds that she shouldn't have to undergo surgery or drug treatment—which can have lasting negative effects, reports Slate—to change her natural body, which is unquestionably female.

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