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    Normally I ban discussion of chess on non-chess threads but this thread is exempt from that for all posters, provided that the discussion of chess is in general limited to transgender issues.

    Edit: this is not a licence for off-topic posts about general transgender-related anecdotes and I have deleted one such already.
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    “advantage to transwomen … is an intolerable unfairness”—JME paper

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    I agree that transgender athletes start with an edge. And males of similar ability do outperform females. But having being male doesn't guarantee that you will become the best female player.
    It certainly doesn't in chess, so I have no problem with born males winning female chess titles. But when it comes to physical sports that involve strength and speed, having had the testosterone-fueled muscle growth provides a lasting advantage, according to two bioethicists and one physiologist from Otago University:

    Taryn Knox, Lynley C Anderson, Alison Heather
    Transwomen in elite sport: scientific and ethical considerations
    J. Medical Ethics 45(6):395, 19 June 2019

    Abstract
    The inclusion of elite transwomen athletes in sport is controversial. The recent International Olympic Committee (IOC) (2015) guidelines allow transwomen to compete in the women’s division if (amongst other things) their testosterone is held below 10 nmol/L. This is significantly higher than that of cis-women. Science demonstrates that high testosterone and other male physiology provides a performance advantage in sport suggesting that transwomen retain some of that advantage. To determine whether the advantage is unfair necessitates an ethical analysis of the principles of inclusion and fairness. Particularly important is whether the advantage held by transwomen is a tolerable or intolerable unfairness. We conclude that the advantage to transwomen afforded by the IOC guidelines is an intolerable unfairness. This does not mean transwomen should be excluded from elite sport but that the existing male/female categories in sport should be abandoned in favour of a more nuanced approach satisfying both inclusion and fairness.

    They argued that the transwomen can retain their muscle mass through training and muscle memory, so that they “did not lose significant muscle mass (or power)”.

    I documented that transwomen have set a number of records, but I know of no transman who has done so.

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Here is a list of famous transgender sportspeople - none of whom are particularly famous for their sporting achievements (Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner is a special case, and Caster Semenya may not even be transgender).
    Thanks for that list. It would seem that Erik Schinegger (formerly Erika Schinegger) had androgen insensitivity syndrome. Fallon Fox (formerly Burton Boyd) put a female fighter in hospital, who said that she had never faced such power before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road runner View Post
    Why not just have an open comp and a womens' comp, as many sports already do, and have the womens' comp be for women from go to whoa?

    Sports already recognise the benefits of increased testosterone, cf. Chinese women swimmer drug cheats.
    That's a very sensible idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
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    Thanks for that list. It would seem that Erik Schinegger (formerly Erika Schinegger) had androgen insensitivity syndrome. Fallon Fox (formerly Burton Boyd) put a female fighter in hospital, who said that she had never faced such power before.
    I also wonder whether transgender transgender competitors themselves find it ethical to compete in sports such as restling, boxing etc...
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    I wonder if there is gender change for the purpose of entering female competition? The women should boycott such competitions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    I wonder if there is gender change for the purpose of entering female competition?
    Why bother? Most female sports are not lucrative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Why bother? Most female sports are not lucrative.
    A world title or even national or state title in any gender would be very alluring for many second grade "sportsmen" whom are otherwise hopeless of course. Haven't you heard that saying "give them five bucks and a title and it goes to their head". If male rated 200 can demolish Serena my proposition is quite feasible
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