“Transgender and Sport”, a new book coordinated by José Luis Pérez Triviño

The integration of trans people into the socio-legal framework and, with it, the recognition of their rights on terms equal to those of the rest of the people, is one of the most controversial ethical and legal issues of recent years.

Historically this group, with its internal heterogeneity, was not only formally discriminated against but also experienced the suffering linked to such an indisputable stigma as socially rooted.

However, for several years and gradually, a process of visibility and recognition of their rights in various regulations has been taking place both internationally and nationally. This development has not been exempt from intense controversy insofar as the satisfaction of their claims can affect the interests and rights of other groups and, in a very marked way, the rights of women.

This is the main theme that the reader will find in the various contributions, but they are not the only ones.. The reference to the intersex athlete controversy with the Semenya case as a flag is another of the discussions that are referenced in the book, along with the discussion of the role of testosterone in athletic performance, the criteria for determining sex, the various international and national regulations, the evolution of the treatment of trans people by the COl and international federations, etc.

It is therefore a book where the main problems posed by the adequacy of trans athletes in sport are approached in a quasi-exhaustive way. and that for this reason, make it not only an original contribution -because it is one of the first to be published in our field- but also essential for anyone interested in these issues.

In summary, The book approaches this problem from a plurality of points of view – legal, ethical, historical and social. But this variety of approaches is also evident in the variety of solutions or conclusions reached by the authors when faced with the dilemma posed.


1. Introduction. Jose Luis Perez Trivino

2. Conflicting rights in trans regulations in sport: between inclusion, equity and safety. Irene Aguiar

3. Philosophical arguments around gender segregation in competitive sport. Francisco Javier Lopez Frias

4. Difficulties of the competitive sports model based on gender identity and problems of other models. Juantxo Landaberea

5. Can sports authorities pursue sports segmentation (male-female) if they accept non-binary bodies? Dani Font Nogueroles

6. Experiences of trans people in physical education and sport in Spain. Sofía Pereira-García, José Devís-Devís, Elena López-Cañada, Jorge Fuentes-Miguel and Víctor Pérez-Samaniego

7. Trans identities, physical education and sport: a socio-cultural perspective. Jorge Fuentes-Miguel, Elena López-Cañada, Sofía Pereira-García, Víctor Pérez-Samaniego and José Devís-Devís

8. Transgender athletes in sport. Argentinian perspective: regulatory and federal framework. Emmanuel Diaz Mirabile


It can be purchased here, in addition to downloading the index and the first pages


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