The list of sporting entities that have adopted transgender inclusive policies based on empirical proof keeps growing from the International Olympic Committee all the way to individual High Schools.
Every time MMA fighter Fallon Fox gets in the ring or is mentioned in the media two things are certain. One, the haters come out in force and two, they will ignore the science offered about transgender athletes and try to shout down those who present it.
The IOC issued this press release IOC addresses eligibility of female athletes with hyperandrogenism a condition that produces abnormally high levels of testosterone in a cisgender woman resulting in what could be construed as ‘unfair advantages”. This condition is also associated with a transgender woman who has not undergone medical surgery and/or hormone replacement therapy(HRT).
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) published the Stockholm Consensus Statementin 2003 (Appendix B) produced by a ad hoc (unbiased) committee. The requirement for transgender athletes to participate in the Olympics is that they have had “surgical anatomical change and hormone treatment for two years” as Fallon Fox has done.
The Association of Boxing Commissions policy supporting transgender fighters.
On the college level the NCAA policy supporting trans inclusive athletics.
Statewide inclusion of transgender athletes is becoming reality as AB 1266 just passed the California state assembly and is now on the way to the Senate. This bill would require that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school according to their gender presentation. HRT and surgery would not be required.
Many individual high schools are already allowing trans students to play and the list continues to grow.