Causes Or Cures

Transgender Athletes, Policies and the Best Path Forward, with Dr. Timothy Roberts

January 23, 2021 Dr. Eeks/ Dr. Timothy Roberts Episode 57
Causes Or Cures
Transgender Athletes, Policies and the Best Path Forward, with Dr. Timothy Roberts
Show Notes

What policies should and should not be in place for transgender athletes to compete in sports is a hotly debated topic. There are different rules and regulations for the elite level vs high school vs youth. But what should the path forward look like? What does the science show and how can we use that to implement better policies?
In this episode, Dr. Eeks chats with Dr. Timothy Roberts, a researcher and physician who studies this topic. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and the director of Adolescent Medicine. He recently published a study on transgender athletes in the The British Journal of Sports Medicine that was widely cited in the media and on social media. 
On this podcast, he will discuss the findings of his study, differences in policies for transgender athletes at the elite, high school and youth levels, and what he thinks is the best path forward. 

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