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Thanks, Dr. Obvious! Trans Swimmer Lia Thomas Has Unfair Biological Advantage Over Competition, Doctors Claim

SportsThanks, Dr. Obvious! Trans Swimmer Lia Thomas Has Unfair Biological Advantage Over Competition, Doctors Claim

Physiology experts are all saying it: biological males possess physical attributes that give them a significant advantage over females in competitive physical activities.

As the Daily Mail reports, “In an interview with the New York Times on Monday, a Mayo Clinic doctor and an international physiologist who consults on sports both confirmed Thomas’s advantage is inescapable.”

Despite Lia Thomas taking NCAA-required testosterone suppressants, “the reduction in testosterone did not remove her biological advantage,” sports physiologist Dr. Ross Tucker explained to the Daily Mail.

To drive this point further, a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine concluded, “In transwomen, hormone therapy rapidly reduces Hgb to levels seen in cisgender women. In contrast, hormone therapy decreases strength, LBM, and the muscle area, yet values remain above that observed in cisgender women, even after 36 months. These findings suggest that strength may be well preserved in transwomen during the first 3 years of hormone therapy.”

Another study published in 2007, found that biological males have more muscle mass, more bone mass, and a lower percentage of body fat than women. The study also stated that men have larger lungs, wider airways, and greater lung diffusion capacity than women. These biological features are extremely essential to Thomas’s sport: swimming.

UPenn trans swimmer Lia Thomas has been dominating her biological female counterparts since joining the swimming team. She has set a new record in the women’s 500-yard freestyle event—beating the second placer by 7 seconds.

Thomas also broke Olympian Kate Zeigler’s record despite being a college athlete.

Numerous bills have been passed throughout the US to legally halt transgender athletes from competing against biological women. However, it has been a divisive issue.

Think about this though, with these trans women starting to encroach on women’s sports, biological women prospects and future athletes would never have the chance to realize their full potential. They would always fight for second place.

Would that even be worth the sacrifice?


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