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Timeline overview of global gender policies in sport

Submitted by z.b. on Thu, 06/20/2019 - 23:17
The vast majority of sports competitions are divided into two, mutually exclusive female and male categories, which presents significant obstacles to those whose bodies and / or identities do not align with this binary sex division. For decades, international sport governing bodies have had in place regulations that enforce the binary sex division by requiring those athletes who are registered to compete in the female category to submit to “sex tests.” In other words, sport regulators have subjected athletes to various kinds of medical examinations in order to determine their eligibility to c