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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:23 pm
 


Title: Canada votes in favour of FINA transgender policy
Category: Sports
Posted By: Strutz
Date: 2022-06-21 15:21:41
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:23 pm
 


I'm so confused by all this.

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In a policy that went into effect Monday, FINA allows only transgender swimmers who transition from male to female before age 12 to compete in women's events.

Before age 12? [huh] Why, why, why would a child go through this before freaking puberty? I just can't grasp this.

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FINA contends higher testosterone levels in males from puberty onward give them a competitive advantage in aquatic sport.

FINA says gender affirming male-to-female transition procedures can blunt some, but not all, effects of testosterone on body structure and muscle function “but there will be persistent legacy effects that will give male-to-female transgender athletes (transgender women) a relative performance advantage over biological females.

“A biological female athlete cannot overcome that advantage through training or nutrition.”

Obviously a trans man will have an advantage because men, in general, are stronger than women. Just the way we are made.

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“We are also supportive of the work FINA will undertake to create a new open competition category, reflecting FINA's commitment to inclusion.”

A separate category is probably best though I'm sure there will be some kind of backlash about it.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/canada-vo ... -1.5956982


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