International Athletics Federation bans transsexuals from participating in women's competitions

International Athletics Federation announces that trans women do not will be able to participate in women's competitions


The International Athletics Federation (WA) announced on Wednesday that the Transgender women will no longer be able to participate in women's competitions from of March 31. The organization, chaired by Sebastian Coe, has opted for Favor "equality and integrity" over "inclusion". It should be noted that this position clashes with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which has opted for for total inclusion.

It is important to emphasize that the measure does not apply to women who completed the transition before puberty, as there has not yet been an increase in testosterone at that age.

Coe himself defended his position thus: "When more evidence becomes available, We will reconsider our position, but believe that the integrity of the Women's category in athletics is paramount."

Likewise, the WA has chosen to create a working group that will make the decision to allow the participation of trans women if in the previous two years have had testosterone levels below 2.5 millimoles per liter.

On the other hand, the international organization tightened the rules for women with different sex development (DSD), who produce more testosterone of the norm, like the South African athlete Caster Semenya. In fact, for the 31 March, these women should have their endogenous testosterone reduced to 2.5 millimoles and two years of competition.

With the entry into force of the trans law, Spaniards over 16 years of age They will be able to change their name and sex before a notary from this Thursday, 2 of March, without any obligation, unless expressly willed by the applicant. A fact that some feminist groups did not appreciate.

This sector has guaranteed that it will continue its fight against this law until it is repealed and believes that this law causes the "erasure" of women in the statistics or in sport. They also allege that it misrepresents the law on gender-based violence, raising the possibility that offenders of gender can evade their sentence or serve it in a women's prison if They request a sex change.

Post a Comment