Does the “Third Gender” Have a Place in Sports? – Laura Jacobs

The “third gender” can easily be explained as a term to classify individuals who are not considered men or women. Being neither man nor woman can be understood in relation to the individual’s biological sex, gender identity, and so on. In other words, a person who is transgender or intersexed can be considered within the “third gender.” But does the third gender have a place in athletics? Should a person born with both sexual organs, or a person who has undergone a sex-change operation be barred from professional, competitive athletics?