Sex Assigned at Birth

Refers to biological status, typically dichotomized as male or female, but also intersex, which is assigned to infants at birth. There are many indicators of biological sex, including sex chromosomes, gonads, hormones, internal reproductive organs, and external genitalia, but generally only the genitalia are used to determine which sex an infant should be categorized as. Not all children, adolescents or adults end up identifying with the sex they were assigned at birth.


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