Including trans people in sport

Simon opened the training by saying that trans people don’t feel comfortable in sport and ‘self-select’ out of it.  However, inclusion was possible, it just required us to reappraise ‘stereotypes’ and change the way we do things.

Simon read a quote from GI’s ‘research’ from a trans person who was relying on sport to keep them going whilst they waited for ‘hormones and surgery’.  A quote from the IOC told us that ‘sport was a human right’.  So why did ‘trans folk’ find it hard to take part?

CliniQ Annual Conference 2022

Because ‘transphobia’ was on the rise it was becoming increasingly difficult for people to talk to their GPs about their healthcare needs (and when they say ‘healthcare’ they really mean access to cross sex hormones). Thus began the conference which repeatedly focussed on GPs having the responsibility to manage ‘trans healthcare’, which really requires the monitoring of an endocrinologist if anyone has to be saddled with such a responsibility.

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