Today, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced their decision to not ask student-athletes any questions regarding their menstrual histories. This comes after Congress introduced a bill that aimed to prevent the FHSAA from asking such questions.
The FHSAA had previously included questions about menstrual history on a required medical evaluation form. However, after the bill was introduced, the FHSAA met and decided to remove all questions related to menstruation from the form.
In a statement, the FHSAA said: “We are committed to ensuring that student-athletes in Florida are protected and respected. We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that all questions related to menstrual history are removed from our required medical evaluation form.”
The bill was introduced by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who said: “It is unacceptable that student-athletes in Florida would be asked invasive and unnecessary questions about their menstrual history. We must protect our student-athletes from any form of discrimination or harassment.”
The bill has been widely praised by advocates for women’s rights, who have commended the FHSAA for taking the necessary steps to protect student-athletes.
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