Terminology used by and about transgender people is constantly invented and evolving. These definitions should be taken as my understanding of how these terms are most often used by transgender people and their allies at this time. An agender person feels they have no gender. Androgynous presentation includes both masculine and feminine elements. A bigender person feels they have two genders.
When you are writing, you need to follow general principles to ensure that your language is free of bias. Gender offers an added layer of specificity when interpreting patterns or phenomena of human behavior. Gender is covered in Section 5. This guidance has been expanded from the 6th edition. Gender refers to the attitudes, feelings, and behaviors that a given culture associates with a person's biological sex APA, Gender is a social construct and a social identity. Gender identity is a component of gender that describes a person's psychological sense of their gender.
Agender: Describes a person who identifies as having no gender. Asexual: A sexual orientation generally characterized by not feeling sexual attraction or a desire for partnered sexuality. Asexuality is distinct from celibacy, which is the deliberate abstention from sexual activity. Some asexual people do have sex.
Learn about our expanded patient care options and visitor guidelines. Also referred to as birth sex, natal sex, biological sex or sex. Cisgender: A term for people whose gender identity generally matches the gender assigned for their physical sex. In other words, someone who does not identify as transgender.