Gender identity

Gender identity is your inner sense of being male, female, both, neither, or some other gender. Sometimes gender identity is not simply male or female. People who feel this way may use the term "nonbinary."

Many people feel that their gender identity matches their sex assigned at birth (cisgender). But for transgender people, their gender identity does not match the sex that they were assigned at birth. Some become aware of this in childhood. Other transgender people make this discovery as adults.