I AM SPLIT ON TRANSGENDER ATHLETES COMPETING IN A NEW SPORTS CATEGORY
Here is why. Previous studies have identified over 3,000 genes that are differentially expressed in male and female skeletal muscle. The women were approximately 52% and 66% as strong as the men in the upper and lower body respectively. The men were also stronger relative to lean body mass. When male and females go through their transitioning many male and female anatomies remains whether they being an advantage or disadvantage. When a woman changes to a man with testosterone although chemically added it can develop male features but it does not put the transgender woman at par with a man. And the same is with a transgender male who although takes estrogen to become a woman still bring some male anatomy to the table. Because neither chemicals can add a penis or vagina the transitioning mostly involves cosmetics that presents actions short of adding or taking away muscle fibers. Conclusion: men who become woman comes into women sports with an unfair advantage with body and muscle mass. Women on the other-hand transitioning to men do not gain an advantage in the men categories. So, we have to contend with equal participation although is not not an equal situation. If transgender people stay in their previous categories all will remain equal if not mentally at least physically.