A person's gender is one of the most basic parts of their identity. It is more than the sex assigned to them at birth. Gender is how a person feels and expresses themselves. It can influence, and be influenced, by many things. It can change over time.
Defining Basic Gender Terms
The following terms and definitions are commonly used to differentiate between various aspects of gender identity:
Communication about gender can be clearer if the various terms are understood and correctly used.