Transgender atheletes to be allowed to compete as the other sex in the Olympics WITHOUT having gender reassignment surgery By KELLY MCLAUGHLIN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
GNN Note – Men are NOT women and women are NOT men regardless if organs are moved around, changed or removed. God assigned EVERYONE a sex at the moment of conception.
- The International Olympic Committee received proposed guidelines at its ‘Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism’
- The policy change would allow transgender athletes to compete without having gender reassignment surgery
- It would allow transgender athletes to compete after one year of hormone replacement therapy and no surgery is required
- The change would be in line with NCAA standards in the United States
The Olympics are reportedly adopting a new policy that opens the field of competition to transgender athletes.
The International Olympic Committee received proposed guidelines in November from its ‘Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism’, which allow for broader policies that would include transgender athletes.
Olympic officials have not confirmed the new guidelines, which have already been adopted by other regulatory sports organizations, but the policy is available on the organization’s website.
The International Olympic Committee received proposed guidelines in November at its ‘Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism’ that change policies for transgender athletes. Pictured above is an aerial view of Olympic Stadium in July, nearly a year befoer the kick off of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Joanna Harper, chief medical physicist, radiation oncology at Providence Portland Medical Center, was one of the people at the Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism. She is also trans, and said her voice was important in determining the new guidlines.
‘The new IOC transgender guidelines fix almost all of the deficiencies with the old rules,’ Harper said wrote in an email to OutSports. ‘Hopefully, organizations such as the ITA will quickly adapt to the new IOC guidelines and all of the outdated trans policies will get replaced soon.’
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