If a man gets a sex change can he compete in the olympics as a women?
- DianeLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
NO, a 'man who gets a sex change' cannot compete in the Olympics as a woman. A transsexual woman can though, subject to certain conditions (and no, they're NOT the same thing).
The IOC agreed in 2004 to allow transsexual athletes to compete in their corrected gender provided that (a) they had been undergoing hormone therapy for a minimum of two years, (b) they had completed genital surgery (which makes it difficult for transsexual men, many of who don;t have genital surgery for various reasons), and (c) they must be legally recognised in their corrected gender in their country of origin (some backward countries still refuse to allow trans people to amend their identity documents).
Here's a couple of news reports on the issue, when it first broke in 2004;
And here's something else you might find useful;Source(s): I'm a woman who was born transsexual.
- lestermountLv 71 decade ago
No he/she can not compete in the Olympics or Worlds.
- KorynLv 71 decade ago
Diane is correct I also agree with Radgal's answer.Source(s): Woman Born Transsexual Now Cisgendered
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No they test for gender in the Olympics and it is at the chromosomal level. you may physically look like a woman but that does not make you one.Women are xx and men are xy and that shows in the testing.