The controversy over female athletes being tested for testosterone levels is not just a contested scientific issue but also one of human rights.
The Tokyo Games might be the most gender-equal games in history, but many competition barriers still exist for elite athletes who are mothers.
Many aspects of American society, from language to sports to fashion, remain structured or separated by gender.
The high-profile athlete’s struggles raise questions about society’s views on mental health, as well as the effects of race, gender and fame on well-being.
Jacinda Barclay, an AFLW player who died last year, has had her brain donated to concussion research. In general, women are understudied regards to their long-term brain health.
The UFC is eager to advertise its promotion of female fighters – while also paying them less and stoking a climate of fear to discourage unionization.
Some evidence shows that hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle can both increase and decrease athletic performance.
There needs to be significant change in the administration of athletics programs. The global pause in sporting competitions is a unique opportunity to begin the urgent work of making it safe for women
As the Women’s World Chess Championship takes place in China and Russia this month, Alexey Root, an expert on chess in education, weighs in on the benefits of having a separate championship for women.
Top US runner Mary Cain has revealed her health was ruined by being told to lose weight for performance.
Corporate brands have a potentially lucrative opportunity with women’s hockey. All they need to do is have a little imagination and take a chance on long-term potential.
Retired female athletes struggle with body image. Some miss their athletic figure, others want a more feminine ideal, while others walk a tightrope between the two.
Many elite female athletes show signs of eating disorders. Does Norway hold the solution to this problem?
On the front lines were female tennis players who refused to adhere to the club dress codes that banned them.
Gap’s recent back-to-school ad campaign was praised for its portrayal of the diversity of children. One of the girls in the ads was wearing a hijab: this raised a huge debate on social media.
Like the WNBA, the NBA went through fits and starts in its early years. Yet despite drawing similar crowds in the 1960s, NBA players earned far bigger paychecks than today’s WNBA stars receive.
Fitness apps which allow millions of users to virtually compete with each other can provide inspiration however, they may also be putting users in danger.
Women endurance runners are being celebrated in the advertising world yet the ads also create negative sentiments by focusing on ‘ideal’ running bodies - long, lean and masculine.
Failure is something all athletes need to deal with, especially when competing on the world stage that is the Olympics. Learning self-compassion can help athletes rebound from setbacks.
Sexual abuse is a chronic condition that afflicts many other sports besides gymnastics.