Scientific American

Trans Girls Belong on Girls’ Sports Teams

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Mar 16, 2021
Leans Left


Scientific American argues that Republicans use transgender girl sports bans to whip up their base about an issue that is not all that prevalent, all at the expense of transgender youth in their states. They debunk common arguments for these policies, both historically and scientifically.

Discussion Questions

  1. Should politicians consider the potential mental health impact on LGBTQ youth when weighing these bans? Why or why not?