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Gender Identity vs. Sex vs. Sexual Orientation
Gender identity, sex, and sexual orientation are separate identity experiences that are frequently conflated with one another.
Gender identity is a person’s internal sense and expression of self. A person may identify their gender as woman, man, genderqueer, agender, or something else. A person's gender identity may or may not be in accord with their physical anatomy or expected societal roles.
Sex refers to the physiological or biological characteristics used to medically classify an individual as female, male, or intersex.
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