Back to the Soccer Newsfeed

What are the rules for trans athletes in football?

All the latest information about rules regarding transgender athletes in sport, including how the FA accommodates trans men and women in the sport

Participation of trans athletes in gender-based sport remains a controversial issue, with factors such as higher testosterone levels as well as physiological aspects such as height and weight needing to be taken into account in order to ensure fair competition.

This doesn’t touch the personal issues that trans athletes are made to deal with following their gender reassignment, with transgender people already facing dramatically increased amounts of discrimination and abuse compared to cisgender individuals.