This interactive module explores the biology of sex determination and development in humans, set against the backdrop of the different sex testing policies implemented throughout sports history.
The Click & Learn uses ongoing debates about the eligibility of certain female athletes to participate in women’s events as an entry point for students to learn the processes involved in human reproductive development. Students apply what they have learned to evaluate the results of different tests that have been used throughout sports history to qualify female athletes to compete.
After exploring the Interactive Module, please submit the completed Student Lab Sheet attached. By completing the Student Lab Sheet, you should be able to address the following:
Describe how biological sex and gender differ from each other.
Describe how mutations in a variety of genes can affect the development of internal and external sex characteristics.
Explain how characteristics associated with biological sex may affect athletic performance.
This resource is provided by Howard Hughes Medical Institute.