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Fact check: Ohio bill banning transgender girls from female sports could require genital checks

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2022
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As soon as House Republicans passed a bill to block transgender girls from playing on female sports teams in K-12 or college, opponents started questioning how physicians would verify a minor's biology.

They claim girls of all ages could be required to undergo full pelvic exams if an opposing team's coach, player or parent questioned their sex.

They're right.

Bill could require an internal exam

House Bill 151, also called the "Save Women's Sports Act," says if a participant's sex is disputed, she must verify her sex with a physician in "only" the following ways.


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