In the event of a medical emergency, health comes first. Emergency therapies should be administered immediately, even if this involves using prohibited substances or methods according to the Prohibited List.
Glucocorticoids are used in the treatment of various illnesses e.g. allergies, asthma, sudden hearing loss and rheumatological disorders. The prohibited status of glucocorticoids is dependent on their route of administration.
In connection with hormone therapy, trans athletes may need to use substances prohibited according to the Prohibited List. In addition to determining the eligibility to participate, the TUE process is also relevant to trans athletes.
As part of some blood donations or treatments, the blood is reintroduced into the circulatory system, which is prohibited according to the Prohibited List. For prohibited donations or therapies, athletes therefore require a TUE.