Here you’ll find answers to some common questions concerning gender identity.
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Gender is not about who someone is attracted to, we refer to that as sexuality. Sex and Gender are often used as interchangeable terms, however there is a difference.
Our sex is what we are assigned at birth, in the UK everyone is assigned as either male or female at birth.
Gender is a wider term and includes how we wish to seen by society and how we describe ourselves. Gender is not dependant upon body shape, our biology or our genitalia.
Gender defines a person’s internal sense of their identity. For example, someone might identify as a woman or girl, non-binary, transgender, a man or boy, gender fluid or something different.
Top tips to cope if you have worries about Gender Identity
If you need help coping, here are some ideas that may help you:
Who can I talk to?
- Someone you trust at school
Getting more help
If you haven’t already found the help you’re looking for, you can find additional information and services which are more interactive here.