Policy on Transitioned Athletes
POLICY ON PARTICIPATION OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE UNDERGONE SEX REASSIGNMENT (MALE TO FEMALE AND CONVERSE) IN PEIGA EVENTS
Individuals who have undergone sex reassignment of male to female before puberty should be regarded as girls and women (female). This applies as well for female to male reassignment, who should be regarded as boys and men (male).
Individuals undergoing sex reassignment from male to female after puberty (and the converse) are eligible for participation in female or male competitions, respectively, under the following conditions:
– Surgical anatomical changes have been completed, including external genitalia changes and gonadectomy
– Legal recognition of their assigned sex has been conferred by the appropriate official authorities
-Hormonal therapy appropriate for the assigned sex has been administered in a verifiable manner and for a sufficient length of time to minimize gender-related advantages in sport competitions.
Eligibility may begin no sooner than two years after gonadectomy
A confidential case-by-case evaluation will occur. In the event that the gender of a participant is questioned, the medical delegate (or equivalent) as nominated by the PEIGA Championship Committee shall have the authority to take all the appropriate measures for the determination of the gender of a participant.