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• INTERNATIONAL FEDERATIONS DISCUSS CONSENSUS ON ESTABLISHING RULES FOR TRANSGENDER ATHLETES

The IAAF agreed on the following:

  • They remain committed to fair and equal opportunity for female athletes

  • The inclusion of trans women within the female category should be promoted with meaningful eligibility standards, provided it does not create intolerable unfairness

  • Rules intended to accommodate trans athletes should be sports-specific and designed by the relevant international federation.

  • Testosterone is the primary known driver of the performance gap between males and females and serum Testosterone is regarded as an acceptable proxy to distinguish male from female athletes.

  • If a federation decides to use serum Testosterone for this purpose, it should adopt a fixed threshold at or below 5nmol/L for eligibility for the female category.

  • More research is needed on this issue and should be encouraged by sports federations.

Read More on: iaaf.org
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