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Gender, Steroids, and Fairness in Sport / John Devine

Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, Volume: 13, Issue: 2, Pages: 161 - 169

Swansea University Author: John, Devine

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Eligibility to compete in sport is organised principally around two binary distinctions: ‘clean/doped’ and ‘male/female’. These distinctions are challenged both by steroid users who wish to return to competition following a period of suspension, and trans women athletes who wish to compete in women’...

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Published in: Sport, Ethics and Philosophy
ISSN: 1751-1321 1751-133X
Published: 2019
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