Female Iranian soccer players to undergo gender testing
Professional players and even the national team will undergo random tests during practice sessions to determine they are indeed women. The move comes after men who had not completed sex change operations or had sexual development disorders were discovered to be playing in the women's league. Sex changes are legal in Iran.
By David Harding / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 11:41 AM
Women soccer players in Iran practice in Tehran. All professional female players will undergo random gender testing to prove they are women.
Female professional Iranian soccer players are to undergo mandatory sex tests to prove they are women.
The country's covering body for the hugely popular sport is bringing in the sex checks after it was revealed that several top players were men.
Even the national team was not immune, reports The Telegraph.
The testing comes after seven people (not pictured) were terminated for being found to be men.
Iran had four players in the women's team who were either men who had not completed sex change operations or had sexual development disorders.
Sex change operations are legal in Iran.
Sex testers will turn up at the practice sessions unannounced, reported The Telegraph.
Seven players have already had their contracts terminated for failing the test.