The World Health Organization defines this as the result of socially constructed ideas about the behavior, actions, and roles of a particular sex. It is not interchangeable with sex, which is based off genitals. It is decided is based on our internal experience, or gender identity.
A person cannot choose gender identity, but they can choose words to define it. People can identify as male, female, transgender, non-binary. Genderqueer is term used for those who don’t fit into the identity of masculine or feminine. Genderfluid represents those who may feel a woman for some period of time, or a man for another period of time. Some do identify as agender which can vary in meaning for many people but could mean genderless.
It’s important to recognize gender diversity. This is an umbrella term to describe an ever-evolving array of labels people may apply when their identity does not conform to the norms and stereotypes others expect.
This article is a great explanation of the above concepts.
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