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Laura1951:
Trans women retain 12% edge in tests two years after transitioning, study finds


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/dec/07/study-suggests-ioc-adjustment-period-for-trans-women-may-be-too-short

The Guardian on December 7, 2020

A groundbreaking new study on transgender athletes has found trans women retain a 12% advantage in running tests even after taking hormones for two years to suppress their testosterone. The results, researchers suggest, indicate the current International Olympic Committee guidelines may give trans women an “unfair competitive advantage” over biological women.

When asked for its response to the new research the IOC said it was now working on a “a framework for voluntary guidelines on the basis of gender identity and sex characteristics”, adding: “Overall, the discussions to date have confirmed considerable tension between the notions of fairness and inclusion, and the desire and need to protect the women’s category, all of which will need to be reconciled. The IOC aims to release this framework in 2021.”

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Oh, here we go again.

Pammie:

--- Quote from: Laura1951 on December 08, 2020, 01:50:17 pm ---Trans women retain 12% edge in tests two years after transitioning, study finds


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/dec/07/study-suggests-ioc-adjustment-period-for-trans-women-may-be-too-short

The Guardian on December 7, 2020

A groundbreaking new study on transgender athletes has found trans women retain a 12% advantage in running tests even after taking hormones for two years to suppress their testosterone. The results, researchers suggest, indicate the current International Olympic Committee guidelines may give trans women an “unfair competitive advantage” over biological women.

When asked for its response to the new research the IOC said it was now working on a “a framework for voluntary guidelines on the basis of gender identity and sex characteristics”, adding: “Overall, the discussions to date have confirmed considerable tension between the notions of fairness and inclusion, and the desire and need to protect the women’s category, all of which will need to be reconciled. The IOC aims to release this framework in 2021.”

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Oh, here we go again.

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Well, to be fair it absolutely is a contentious issue and a dangerous one for us MTF girls. If the trans community pushes the inclusion angle when there is scientific evidence that it does give an advantage we will be scoring an own goal in my view . Just my view.


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Gertrude:
There are a lot of factors for performance and it depends on the sport I guess. What about performance after 3 years? 4 years? Does it impact other sports besides running? if so, how so? I don't think there can be a one size fits all AND everyone being happy with it.

Pammie:

--- Quote from: Gertrude on December 08, 2020, 03:32:21 pm ---There are a lot of factors for performance and it depends on the sport I guess. What about performance after 3 years? 4 years? Does it impact other sports besides running? if so, how so? I don't think there can be a one size fits all AND everyone being happy with it.

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I agree entirely. I think there are some sports though where it just can’t be sadly - athletes is an obvious one, tennis another.


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Devlyn:
I can find the study, but I can't find anywhere (except the Guardian article) indicating that the IOC has changed their policy.

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