Opposing View Points: Fair and Square

Transgender athletes that were born a man being in women-based sports and activities. Due to the male anatomy the male body is physically stronger and more powerful than the female body. No matter the type of surgery you do it does not change the strength and muscle that is naturally in a male’s body. So, I should see it that transgender athletes should stay in the category they were born in. 

 The differences in muscle mass, innate strength, and testosterone between men and women are a key factor in why men and women should be indefinitely separated in sports. You cannot deter nature no matter how much you want it to happen. With the bone structure, the bigger heart, more red blood cells that males have it just puts women at a disadvantage. 

Testosterone levels is one because of the properties it give to males , muscle mass because of the genetic traits of males to be more physically able, and more red blood cells making it easier for oxegen to spread through the body. 

Testosterone is a sex hormone that assumes significant parts in the body. In men, it’s remembered to control sex drive, bone mass, fat appropriation, muscle mass and strength, and the creation of red platelets and sperm. Muscle mass determines how much strength is allowed and processed in a individual’s body if it is proved that men have more than it is fact that men are more physically capable and stronger than women. Red blood cells help carry oxygen throughout the body. If this is fact then it should be logical to prove that men can be more efficient because more oxygen is getting passed around their system.

The trans athletes have significant advantages in physical ability in many factors of physical abilities. 

 We need to stop this from occurring because it is not fair to the female athletes that have risked their bodies, time, and demanding work to a sport just to lose to a person that has not worked as hard but won because they were born as a man. I do not not see that as fair to the female athletes that a man can destroy the work that they put in because of the gender they were born in

California passed a law in 2013 that allows trans youth to compete on the team that matches their gender identity; there have been no issues.  If kids are not having an issue with the playing of transgender athletes, then we should not either. The notion of transgender girls having an unfair advantage comes from the idea that testosterone causes physical changes such as an increase in muscle mass. But transgender girls are not the only girls with high testosterone levels. An estimated 10 percent of women have polycystic ovarian syndrome, which results in elevated testosterone levels.

While on the other side of the story…

Just because they are born a man does not mean they can automatically beat a girl. they still have to put in substantial work to get there and to that platform of sport. Since California passed the law there has been no problems with kids having a problem with the transgender female playing with or against them.

Females can still have high testosterone levels even if they were born a man so why should it be such a drastic issue now? If someone was born a man does it change how hard they work for something? A women can still work as hard and do better than the man. Gender does not deter how hard a individual can work.

Transgender athletes deserve to compete like every other athlete they work just as hard and maybe even harder as is. It isn’t fair that if you put in hard work everyday and people only say you won because you were born a man.

Sources 

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/understanding-how-testosterone-affects-men#:~:text=Testosterone%20is%20a%20sex%20hormone,estradiol%2C%20a%20form%20of%20estrogen. 

Https://youtu.be/GUIu86y68kA 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trans-girls-belong-on-girls-sports-teams/ 

https://www.dw.com/en/fact-check-do-trans-athletes-have-an-advantage-in-elite-sport/a-58583988 

https://ashpublications.org/blood/article/116/15/2861/27720/Why-do-women-have-similar-erythropoietin-levels-to 

 By X.O.