Florida House Democratic legislators earlier this week sent a letter to the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) asking it rescind its invasive proposal that would have required Florida’s female student athletes to report details about their menstrual cycle, as well as respectfully requesting the FHSAA Board of Directors to individually provide answers about this proposal.
FHSAA held an emergency meeting earlier today ahead of its scheduled February meeting to discuss the invasive menstruation reporting requirement and voted to remove the menstruation reporting requirement altogether.
“In a time when women’s rights are under attack in the State of Florida, the FHSAA’s decision to propose the invasive and unnecessary menstruation reporting requirement was yet another reminder that we must protect the right to privacy for every single girl,” said Leader Fentrice Driskell (D-Tampa). “We thank the FHSAA for recognizing the importance in protecting the privacy of our female student athletes and rescinding this unwanted proposal. We, the Florida House Democratic Caucus, welcome any opportunity to work with the FHSAA in its mission that provides ‘opportunities for high school students in Florida to participate on a fair and equitable basis in interscholastic athletic programs that produce vital educational benefits.’”