runner-race-competition-female.jpg“For trans women who do lower their testosterone levels, medical experts say there’s no evidence of an athletic advantage.
“That’s a misconception and a myth,” said Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, director of education and training programs at the Fenway Institute, a health and advocacy center for the Boston LGBTQ community. “There’s no physiologic advantage to being assigned male at birth.”
Rather, trans women who take medication to lower their testosterone levels often face side effects like dehydration, sluggishness and reduced stamina — which can all spell disaster for marathon training.”

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