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Q22. Do We Have Any Data On The Impact Of Girls Who Identify As Transgender With Or Without Medical Intervention In High School Sports?

A22. Yes. The medical community now recommends that transkids “come out” socially before they transition medically. While some males who identify as transgender have opted to go out for a girls’ school sports team as one way to come out socially, this option is not so easily available to females who identify as transgender who, because of biological differences, are unlikely to be able to make a boys’ team. As a result, some females who identify as transgender have chosen to come out socially while remaining on girls’ teams. This has allowed them to continue to participate and to remain competitive in high school sport. Some males who identify as transgender have chosen this same path, coming out socially while remaining on the boys’ team.