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Transgender 101

It is a widely held social belief that gender is a binary concept and that there are only two sexes: male and female. Although most individuals strongly identify as either male or female throughout their lives, some don't identify as either, some identify as both or more than two genders, and others move from one gender to another in the way they identify, present, or express themselves.

Transgender 101 examines the transgender population in general, covering the estimated number of transgender people in the United States, who makes up the transgender community, and specific issues associated with transgender people. Review this section to improve your understanding, thereby improving your services.