Things that make you go hrmm:
Transexuals will be able to compete at the Olympics if they have had appropriate surgery and are legally recognised as members of their new sex, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said today.
The rule will cover both male-to-female and female-to-male cases and will be in place before the Athens Games in August.
The IOC’s medical commission drew up a list of criteria and said transexual athletes could compete, providing:-
“Surgical anatomical changes have been completed, including external genitalia changes and gonadectomy.
“Legal recognition of their assigned sex has been conferred by the appropriate official authorities.
“Hormonal therapy appropriate for the assigned sex has been administered in a verifiable manner and for a sufficient length of time to minimise gender-related advantages in sport competition.”
Insert your own crude pole vault joke.
They couldn’t use genetic definitions of gender, due to the existence of XY females. It was an occasional big deal.
Insert “joke” where, Sir ?
allowing an XY female to compete is completely different from allowing an XY male with female external genitalia to compete. the XY female will have complete androgen insensitivity, meaning she is fundamentally a she (no effect of testeosterone or DHT).
this doesn’t hold for the XY transexual, as these individuals do respond to androgens.
I wasn’t saying; I was just saying.