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Should there be testosterone limits in women’s sports?
Allowing women with high testosterone levels to compete in certain sports threatens the safety of other sportswomen.
Women who are stronger are more likely to injure other competitors in contact sports.
Knowing that they will have to compete with women who have a significant advantage over them might push athletes to train too much, which can lead to injury.
The knowledge that they will never beat a competitor like
can damage athlete's mental health.
Only small numbers of female athletes don't meet these limits, and only a subset of sports allow direct contact between athletes, so it's not clear if there is any meaningful change in safety.
Participation in all sports is voluntary and risks are known.
Sports where injury caused by another athlete, especially contact sports, are already divided by
for participants’ safety.