Dr Veronica Ivy says that there isn’t any evidence that suggests trans girls perform better at sports than cis girls.
The professor told TMZ: “There is no relationship at all between your natural, unaltered internal testosterone and your sport performance. And that’s true for all genders.”
Ivy then added that people need to stop looking at the topic from the angle ‘boys and girls’ but rather ‘trans girls and cis girls’.
“It isn’t as simple as natural testosterone. That is not the reason. There are elite world championship level men with natural testosterone below the women’s average. And they are competing at no disadvantage to men with a hundred times as much,” the trans activist explained.
“So there are certainly maybe some biological reasons for men on average being bigger, stronger or faster than women. But we do know that there are social reasons.”
Using an example, Ivy said: “So we encourage boys, we give them sports toys as presents versus girls do not girls not getting sport toys as often.”
Last year in the Outsports podcast The Trans Sporter Room, the professor commented: “I think every trans person, if they’re into athletics, should have an opportunity to compete and to improve themselves.”
Jenner caused outrage last week when she said trans girls shouldn’t compete in female sports. The former Olympian, who came out as transgender in 2015, insisted it ‘isn’t fair’.
She said: “It just isn’t fair, and we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.
“It’s an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls’ sports.”