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Sex and Gender

Why I became trans

The psychological distress was so severe, I felt I had no choice

Transsexuals like me never asked to be at the centre of one of the most toxic debates in society; we just wanted to transition and get on with our lives. But what was once a niche medical condition has become a civil rights issue so big that it now challenges our understanding of what it means to be a man or woman.

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Sport

A new book explains why the first transgender athlete to compete against women at the Olympics has wired-in, unfair advantages

Laurel Hubbard, born male, is competing in women’s weightlifting. Hubbard may be classified female, but retains many of the the advantages of a male body. The key is testosterone, not just now, but in the past.