I don't think transgender M to F should be able to compete in womens sports

I'm sure this has already been talked about here, but then I could be wrong.

In my opinion, NO! They should stay in men's sports, and transgender F to M stick to women's.

I was surprised to see Bruce Jenner aka Caitlyn Jenner come out in support of keeping Transgenders M to F in men's sports. thumbs up

If anyone's got an opinion on this, feel free to share it...
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Here's something strange, but interesting to know...

Male to female genital surgery is easier, less expensive and generally more successful than female to male surgery. That's one reason why fewer women choose to have surgery on their genitals, Bowers said. (Another is cost.)

In male to female surgery, the testicles and most of the p*nis are removed and the urethra is cut shorter. Some of the skin is used to fashion a largely functional va*ina. A "neoclitoris" that allows sensation can be created from parts of the p*nis. Men retain their prostates.

In female to male surgery, the breasts, uterus and ovaries are removed (in two separate procedures). A "neophallus" can be constructed using tissue from the forearm or other parts of the body that allows s*xual sensation, an expensive procedure. Extending the urethra to allow standing urination has proved to be perhaps the most difficult part of the process, Bowers said.

Transgender people in sports

The participation of transgender people in competitive sports, a traditionally sex-segregated institution, is a controversial issue, particularly the inclusion of transgender women and girls in women's sports. Opponents argue that transgender women have an unfair advantage over, and may endanger, cisgender women in competitive sports due to sex differences in human physiology, and that these differences are not sufficiently reversed by transgender hormone therapies.

Supporters of transgender athletes argue that medically prescribed puberty blockers and estrogen suppresses testosterone levels and reduces muscle mass of transgender women, reducing possible competitive advantages. Supporters also argue that sport, particularly youth sports, is also about belonging, well-being, and socialization of young people. Supporters, such as the American Medical Association, contend that anti-transgender legislation, including in sports, harms the mental health of transgender people.

The controversy has caused debates regarding sex verification in sports. Since the mid-twentieth century, sports institutions have responded to the participation of transgender women, and women suspected to be transgender, male, or intersex, by adding eligibility requirements to women's sports variously determined by physical examination, sex chromosomes, and sex hormones. Proponents of such regulations regard them as necessary to ensure fair competition and women's safety. However, since their inception, such regulations have been criticized as discriminatory against transgender and intersex women, and as causing violations of medical ethics. More recently, some U.S. states have passed legislation restricting the participation of transgender youth in high school sports.

Shawn, I think, transgender must compete with their own.


Works for me. Then they should have their own little competition. thumbs up
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