The participants of the Olympic Games in Rio will be the first trans woman, who did not the past sex reassignment surgery


For the first time in the history of the Olympics it will be participating transgender women who have not passed the operation to sex reassignment surgery. It became known that at least two of these athletes from the UK qualify and apply. Their names were not called.

In January 2015, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has allowed transgender athletes to perform at any competition, including the Olympic Games, without sex change surgery. Since 2003, the athletes change their sex from male to female, were admitted to the competition only after surgical correction and two years of hormonal therapy. Now surgery is not necessary. Suffice it to confirm that the level of testosterone is below a certain level.

Della Johnson is an advisor to sports organizations on transgender named one of transgender athletes potential female candidates for gold.

We should add that athletes who change their sex from female to male, as before, can act in competitions without any restrictions.


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