Commonwealth Policy Center

The NCAA rules committee made it tougher for males who identify as women to compete in women’s sports. Biological males competing in women’s sports must now record a low level of testosterone for 36 months. It’s good to see the NCAA acknowledge the difference testosterone makes, but they’re still failing to see the overall biological and physiological differences between men and women. The size of organs, muscle mass, higher bone density, and other physical advantages that men have over women cannot be erased. And transgender athletes who competed before this new rule, such as the biological male swimmer from the University of Pennsylvania, are allowed to remain in their sport. The NCAA continues to ignore the obvious, and because of this, women competitors will lose out in the end.