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It’s not all about sperm production and male rivalry – women need testosterone, too. Here’s why

We tend not to think of testosterone as a female hormone. In men, it’s linked to aggression, virility, muscles, risk-taking, deep voice, hairiness – pretty much all those things we associate with a certain kind of stereotypical alpha-male. However, women produce testosterone too, and the case of athlete Caster Semenya shot the hormone into the headlines. Her T levels are unusually high for a woman, which some argue gives her an unfair performance advantage.

In May this year, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled female athletes with high T levels competing in races from 400m to one mile should take hormone suppressants. Critics aren’t happy, saying it polices women’s bodies, and sends controversial messages about what’s acceptably ‘female’.

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Welcome to the October/November issue of healthy. Our nutrition issue is here and in the latest edition, we look at why healthy diet is important for your physical and mental health. Plus, we’ve got some delicious seasonal recipes for you to try. We’ve all heard the phrase: ‘You are what you eat’, but to what extent is that true? Writer Charlotte Haigh attempts to give a definitive answer in our cover story, by looking at the nutrition tips we can all take to improve our health, despite the differences in our genetic makeup. In our recipe section, we’ve got a range of delicious seasonal dishes that are perfect for early autumn, along with immunity-boosting recipes to see you through the colder months. We also revisit the fermenting trend with some tips for having a go yourself. And that’s not all. In addition to our nutrition content, writer Laura Potter takes a thoughtful look at the potentially negative impact of fertility reporting, while controversial expert Ronald Purser gives powerful arguments against mindfulness in our ‘Fresh thinking’ franchise. Find all this and more in the new issue of healthy.