In the U.S. rules vary from state to state. In Idaho, Nebraska, Indiana, North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas students must play on the team that matches their birth certificate, have undergone surgery or have had extended hormone therapy. The NCAA requires one year of testosterone suppression. In February 2019 Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) asked Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to investigate USA Powerlifting over its rule barring biological males from competing in women’s events. In 2016 the International Olympic committee ruled that transgender athletes can compete in the Olympics without undergoing sex reassignment surgery. In 2018 the International Association of Athletics Federations, track’s governing body, ruled that women who have more than 5 nano-mols per liter of testosterone in their blood—like South African sprinter and Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya—must either compete against men, or take medication to reduce their natural testosterone levels. The IAAF stated that women in the five-plus category have a “difference of sexual development.” The ruling cited a 2017 study by French researchers as proof that female athletes with testosterone closer to men do better in certain events: 400 meters, 800 meters, 1,500 meters, and the mile. "Our evidence and data show that testosterone, either naturally produced or artificially inserted into the body, provides significant performance advantages in female athletes," said IAAF President Sebastian Coe in a statement.
Yes; transgender women athletes, who maintain, long term, serum testosterone levels within the normal range, of cisgender women athletes, should be permitted to compete within the gender category for which they identify.
We need to create a new sport category for 'other' or 'everyone else' or for all those that differ from birth sex. Woman have spent generations creating womans sport cause men are naturally better at physical things. How many transgender men (originally woman) wanna play mens sport?? -none cause they'll lose no matter how equal their hormone levels are. What about the trans people that are only trans in mind and dont wanna change their bodies fit in? -they dont. If trans people wanna play sport they gotta accept theyre different. If trans people get to play in womans sport it makes the
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