Members of Congress on Thursday introduced a law banning schools that receive federal funding. Collect or request information about a student’s menstrual cycle According to a US House of Representatives news release.
The move came on the same day as the Florida Athletic Leaders. Agree to remove Question about the athlete’s monthly history from the annual registration form. Survey by Palmbach Post We found that 35 states ask athletes about their periods and submit their answers to school districts.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota), and Rep. Sheila Cherfils-McCormick, who represents West Palm Beach and parts of western Palm Beach County, said the question was ” I submitted the bill after stating that it was a roundabout way. Methods that discriminate against transgender students also subject cisgender students to invasive government mandates for their personal medical data.”
At the same meeting where the Florida High School Track and Field Association removed questions about menstrual history from its registration forms, the board approved a question requiring athletes to report their “sex assigned at birth.”
Previously, the Florida form only asked for the “gender” of the student.
“Requiring students to submit personal medical data is a massive and invasive overreach. It was proposed as part of that,” Schiff said in a news release.
Omar called Florida’s move “simply dystopian, immoral and a violation of our fundamental rights.”
Cherfilus-McCormick has linked the FHSAA decision with other policy moves she disagrees with.
“Requiring students to provide information about their menstrual cycle would be an even tougher measure enacted by a state that claims to favor a more aggressive government,” Chafilas McCormick said. “Within less than two months into the new year, the state of Florida banned books in schools, blocked the AP African American History course from being taught in the classroom, and now students to share personal health information to play on the playground, tracking an individual’s menstrual cycle is a conscientious violation of an individual’s constitutionally protected right to privacy. .”
Questions about the student-athlete menstrual cycle have been on Florida registration forms for at least 20 years. A new no-questions form will be distributed by the FHSAA this spring, executive director Craig Damon said Thursday.
How many other states collect menstrual information from student-athletes?
Florida wasn’t the only state to ask athletes about their menstrual cycles at their annual sports checkups.
Thirty-five states ask student-athletes to ask questions about their menstrual history and submit that information to schools to play. State athletic associations and school districts determine how to store these forms.
10 states including California, Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota, north dakota, Oregon, rhode island, Vermont, Washingtonand Wisconsininstructing players not to submit medical histories to schools when registering to play.
But not all states ask athletes about their periods.
Louisiana It only asks if the athlete has menstrual irregularities, and the athlete can choose ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
This story will be updated.
Katherine Kokal is an educational journalist at The Palm Beach Post. Her contact is her firstname.lastname@example.org. support our workSubscribe today!
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