Testosterone in women's sport: What makes an athlete?
In the UK, there is no clear consensus about how trans athletes should be included in competitive sport. Last month, a major review by the Sports Council Equality Group (SCEG) found that trans female athletes retain some competitive advantages and that inclusion cannot always coexist with fairness and safety. While the new guidance has been welcomed by some, it's also faced criticism from LGBT+ groups. But what impact has the controversy around the topic had on trans athletes themselves?
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-Amelia Cox, journalist at TalkSport.
-Verity Smith, trans rugby player, Trans Inclusion in Sports Youth Worker, Mermaids.
-Sammy Walker, trans football player and writer.
-Madeleine Pape, Olympian, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lausanne.
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