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.
Why? Who is it hurting?
IT IS HURTING ALL THE ATHLETES FEMALE ATHLETES THAT HAVE TRAINED SO HARD. BOYS ARE NATURALLY STRONGER AND FASTER, SO IT IS NOT FAIR AT ALL FOR THEM TO DOMINATE THE FEMALE SPORTS. THEY ARE SWITCHING THEIR GENDER TO WIN BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT FAST ENOUGH IN THERE OWN GENDER’S GROUP.
No, athletes should compete based on the biological sex that is listed on their birth certificate
They can compete but only against other trans athletes
No, transgender athletes should have their own category because of the hormonal and physiological differences
Transgender people aren't necessarily hormonal or physiologically distinct. Not all trans people medically transition. Furthermore, intersex people may identify as their assigned gender but still require hormone therapy, making them cisgender people on HRT (it's more common than you might expect, many cis men and cis women have hormonal problems that require medical treatment or surgery). Trans people and cis people aren't really all that different. That you think they are reveals your transphobia.
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