Clinical Trends for September 2016

Ryan Syrek

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September 30, 2016

Clinical Trend of the Week (August 27 – September 2): Hyperandrogenism

The popularity of this week's top search term comes from Rio, Brazil. South African track star Caster Semenya, who won gold in the 800 m race, has a condition that has sparked controversial comments from other Olympians and analysts. Semenya has hyperandrogenism, which has resulted in her having testosterone levels above the previous threshold of 10 nanomoles/L (considered to be the low end of the male range). Although a Court of Arbitration last year ruled that hyperandrogenic females had no evident performance benefit, several competitors voiced their displeasure. Their comments and Semenya's remarkable achievement likely resulted in this week's top search.

For more information on hyperandrogenism, read here.

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