Stop Florida from collecting athletes' personal health information
Florida has some of the most draconian anti-women, anti-gay policies in the country, and female athletes must be protected.
The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) is in charge of the physical evaluation form, and we are calling on the FHSAA to drop the questions about menstrual history before these forms end up online.
Why is this important?
Several Florida school districts are creating online databases of female student athletes--including tracking their menstrual periods.
Every athlete who wants to play for a public school sports team needs to have a doctor fill out their physical evaluation form, which includes questions about not only the last menstrual period, but how much time the athlete usually has between periods, how many periods they had in the last year, and what is the longest time they’ve gone between periods.
Worse, while these forms used to be on paper, held privately by school athletic directors, several districts are moving the forms online in apps that can be accessed by coaches and other school personnel.
Florida is home to an abortion ban, the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and a law against transgender athletes playing on public school teams. Having menstruation data online where it can be accessed by anyone puts these athletes in danger, full stop.