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Dr Peter Larkins says there’s no doubt a transgender person will play in the AFL Women’s league

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Leading sports medico Dr Peter Larkins says there’s no doubt a transgender person will one day play in the AFL Women’s league.

It comes after a transgender weightlifter won the Australian International women’s event in Melbourne.

Dr Larkins said if a court says you’re a woman, the AFL would let you play.

‘You can have an athlete that is not a pure chromosomal xx female but, again, the AFL has adopted the same principle as the Olympic committee,’ he explained.

‘If they’re legally registered as a female, the AFL are following that principle to my knowledge.’

Dr Larkins said while there was no legal issue, it was hard to argue against transgender athletes having a hormonal advantage.

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