noun – the socially-constructed set of ways that people understand and express themselves along the continuum of masculinity, femininity, both, or neither. Gender is distinct from sex (also referred to as someone’s natal sex or sex-assigned-at-birth).

People generally describe their gender using any of the following terms:


Short SE, Yang YC, Jenkins TM. Sex, gender, genetics, and health. Am J Public Health. 2013;103 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):S93-S101. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301229