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The sex that a person has or is assigned to at birth (chiefly used in contexts where it is contrasted with a person’s gender identity):‘students are permitted to use whichever washroom fits with their stated gender preference rather than their birth sex’
- ‘Some people who have gender-transitioned to the opposite of their birth sex don't see themselves as falling under the transgender umbrella at all: they are simply females or males within the gender binary.’
- ‘If the gender statistics were to be 100 per cent reliable they would also need to take into account those people who are listed by birth sex as one gender - but actually live as another.’
- ‘Among the 43 transgender respondents we interviewed, most said they first felt their gender was different from their birth sex before puberty.’
- ‘Students are permitted to use whichever washroom fits with their stated gender preference rather than their birth sex.’
- ‘According to the vice president of enrollment and admissions, almost five percent of the school's 1,000 undergraduate students identifies as something other than their assigned birth sex.’
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