SPORTS: Transgender Athletes

 

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by Ada Wellford, Matija Muhar–

In recent years there has been an increase of transgender athletes in competitive sports. The increase of transgender wins raises questions about whether or not it is fair for transgender athletes to compete with cisgender athletes. Currently, there are around 150 to 200 transgender athletes competing in NCAA sports. 

In this episode we will explore the different points of view regarding transgender athletes in sporting competitions. The NCAA requires that transgender women must kept their testosterone levels below 10 nmol/L for a full year. However, data shows that transgender women still retain psychical advantages over cis women. Many people feel this advantage is unfair. However, many people believe banning the already marginalized group of transgender athletes is also unfair.