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BANGALORE: Medical tests to determine the age of young athletes (between 8 and 21 years) have been scaled down ever since one critical aspect of the process — examination of secondary sexual characteristics — was considered too sensitive for the Union sports ministry to implement.
Physical exam during the age-determination test, introduced in April 2010, is now reduced to collating basic data about the athlete, including his height and weight. The accent is more on X-rays of the wrist, elbow, shoulder and hip joints after a recommendation from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences to examine the secondary sexual characteristics in every athlete was rejected.
Some of the tests suggested by AIIMS included assessing the growth of pubic hair, breast development, auxiliary hair, moustache and beard, acne, Adam's apple and development of genitals
Originally posted by Nspekta
reply to post by Afterthought
You're correct... it has to do with gender and with age. I guess it just seems dangerous?! espcially for young children... i mean we arent talking professional sports, are we?
Who told you kelp would help with radiation from frequent flying or X-rays? Source?
Originally posted by Afterthought
If you're worried about radiation, take kelp. Frequent flyers should do this, too. It's very inexpensive.