Gender options

Marc Sacks msacks at WORLD.STD.COM
Tue May 7 17:56:46 UTC 2002

Jewls2u wrote:

>Isn't transgender a sexual identification used for the very small segment of
>the population that is actually born with ambiguous genitalial? Making their
>sex/gender neither male nor instead of being identified as
>'its', they are transgender.
No. "Transgender" refers to people who are biologically one sex but see
themselves as belonging to the other ("a woman trapped in a man's body"
or vice-versa) or who have had or plan to have sex-change operations.
Some transvestites also think of themselves as transgender, if drag is
part of their identity, as opposed to just doing it for fun on occasion.
The people you describe are called "intersexed."

Marc Sacks
msacks at

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