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Running head: SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT AND SPORTS 1Sexual Development and Sports Student’s NameInstitutional Affiliation
SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT AND SPORTS 2Sexual Development and Sports Many people believe that given the physiological differences between men and women, they should never have to compete in the same discipline unless these differences offer no advantage or disadvantage to one sex. In order to maintain the ethics of fair play, almost all sports events around the world are organized under sex-specific categories. Unfortunately, the desire for athletic glory pushes some desperate people to commit sex fraud in order to gain an advantage over the others. The case of Lana Lawless ignites the extremely polarizing issue of sex fraud and trans-sexualism in sports. Lana is a transgender golfer who took the Ladies Professional Golfers Association to court for prejudice and discrimination (Thomas, 2010). This is an example of gender dysphoria which levy, Crown & Reid (2003, p. 410) describe as incurable but only

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