Transgender ban considered to prevent injuries & unfairness
Michael is joined by Bernard Lane, The Australian newspaper roving editor, leading writer & data journalist, regarding Australia’s top sport agency being under pressure to safeguard women’s sport, with rugby emerging as the first international federation to consider a ban on transgender players to prevent injuries and unfairness.
‘In news this week World Rugby experts cite a 20-30 per cent higher risk of injury for women tackled by biological males who identify as female, and new research showing trans players born male lose little of their physical advantages after 12 months on drugs to lower their testosterone in line with 2015 International Olympic Committee rules’, Mr Lane writes.
Liberal Senator Claire Chandler, who is campaigning for female sport, says” These findings are consistent with concerns raised by many athletes, participants and administrators about biological males competing in women’s sport.”
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