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.
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.
I think that athletes should compete at levels that are equivalent to their talent and physical strength instead of their sex whether you identify as a man or woman and whether you are born that way or not. I think that a really athletic woman who was born a woman should be able to compete at the same level as a man who fits her physical strength and talent.
honestly i dont think that the olympics or other sports and events have to be seperated by gender. The olypics are supposed to be the best of the best but the best of one gender might not be the best of another, also so many people are fighting for gender equality. I think starting with something like the olympics would be a good idea.
I believe that there should be different categories. Like weight or height. Neutral categories based sport. So for example swimming. If you are very tall swimmer versus a very short swimmer. That would take hormones or birth classification out of mix.
This question has so many nuances that I don't feel informed enough to have a solid opinion. I tend to stick to "their hormone levels should be equivalent to that of the sex they are competing with", but it's not that cut and dry and I'm aware of that.
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