Healthy lives for young people

GENDER

Gender refers to the way in which a person feels and thinks about themselves, and the way they dress, speak or move. This can be different to the ‘sex’ they were given at birth. In other words, you may feel female and have a penis, you may feel male and have a vulva or may feel like a mix of the two. Read more about gender here or find more info below.

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FAQ & advice
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    What is gender?
    Gender
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    What is the difference between sex and gender?
    Gender
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    Gender: a few definitions
    Gender
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    Coming out
    Gender
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    Transitioning
    Gender
  • Advice
    Find LGBTQ+ support near you
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Real stories
  • Real Story
    Supporting a trans partner: Emma’s story
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GIRES (the Gender Identity Research and Education Society) have an excellent TransWiki which collates all support groups across the UK. Please contact us to help us add the services and support groups that we’ve missed.

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