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Are Transgender Athletes Allowed To Compete In Olympics?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 11 April 2016

Gender verification and human rights issues have gained attention in recent Olympics. As a result, athletes, human rights groups, and the International Olympics Committee (IOC) have been working towards making changes in the guidelines that form the standards around the Olympics. Gender testing Testing was first introduced in 1968 at the Winter Games in Grenoble, while mandatory testing was abolished in 1999 by the IOC since it was considered humiliating and a violation of human rights. Unrestricted eligibility for female-to-male athletes Regardless of the stage of completion in the transitioning process, all female-to-male athletes are welcome to take part in the men’s competition. Previously, transgender athletes looking to participate in the men’s Olympics had to have undergone surgery and at least two years of hormone therapy. Whether or not a male-to-female athlete is eligible to compete in the women’s Olympics is contingent on the testosterone level measured at least one…

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Will FTM Patients Still Get Their Menstrual Cycle?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 4 Apr 2016

The FTM top surgery will not affect your menstrual cycle but hormone therapy and ‘bottom’ surgery will. Many people who transition female-to-male may stop having their period, either temporarily or permanently. However, people who transition from male-to-female will not have a menstrual cycle, even with hormone therapy. How surgery affects…

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4 Ways You Can Support Transgender Rights In 2016

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 4 Jan 2016

As we move forward with 2016, many people inside and outside the transgender community are wondering how they can support the rights of transgendered people in the next year. Advocacy for the rights of transgendered people has grown significantly in recent years and in this latest article we highlight 4…

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