Why Athlete Annet Negesa Tells Her Story


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In 2012, Annet Negesa qualified to represent Uganda in the 800 meters at the London Olympics. But just weeks before the Games, she got a call from her agent. A test had shown high levels of natural testosterone in his blood. She would not be allowed to compete. In an attempt to restore her eligibility, Negesa, who is intersex, underwent severe and irreversible surgery that derailed her career and left her with serious medical side effects. Now Negesa is sharing her story to try to help other women avoid the same fate.

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