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Two female members of the Central Bucks School District (CBSD) say that being inclusive of male students who identify as girls is what matters, as most students do not go on to play professional sports, anyway.
The comments were made at a board meeting Wednesday evening. The topic of discussion was the athletic advantage males retain even after years of hormone therapy.
“We have research showing that the lean body mass is still much higher after eight years of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones,” Greg Brown, a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine told the assembled board.
“We’ve got the one study in 16-year-olds on anti-androgens that all that male advantages are not erased,” said Brown.
“Our philosophy is not about competition and who’s winning,” responded board member Sharon Collopy. “That doesn’t seem to be the purpose of athletics at CBSD, at least as we stated it.”
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