NCAA guidelines for trans student sports

Neal Broverman, Advocate.com, reports that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has updated their policy regarding transgender student athletes:

The new policy states that a transgender male athlete “who has a medical exception for testosterone hormone therapy may compete on a men’s team, but is no longer eligible to compete on a women’s team without changing the team status to a mixed team,” according to a press release from the National Center for Lesbian Rights, which worked with the NCAA to develop the new standards. For transgender female athletes, those who have “taken medication to suppress testosterone for a year may compete on a women’s team. Under the new policy, transgender student athletes who are not undergoing hormone therapy remain eligible to play on teams based on the gender of their birth sex and may socially transition by dressing and using the appropriate pronouns that match their gender identity.”

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