Issues Related to Pregnancy & Athletic Participation: The Foundation Position

 

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Educational institutions, national sport governing bodies and athletics organizations should adopt policies concerning pregnancy and sport that protect both the health and rights of female athletes to participate in sports and physical activity.

There is no definitive point during pregnancy when a female athlete should cease competition; decisions regarding participation should be made by the female athlete in conjunction with her healthcare provider.

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Issues Related to Pregnancy & Athletic Participation

Policies concerning pregnancy and sport should protect both the health and rights of female athletes to participate in sports and physical activity.

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The Women’s Sports Foundation’s position is that sporting organizations like the AIBA should responsibly produce research, evidence or other objective analysis to demonstrate the need for such restrictions, prior to mandating athletic apparel regulations which limit the apparel choices of athletes, as a matter of process.

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