What does sex mean?| Updated on
Sex refers to a medical categorisation of a person, often based on their anatomical, chromosomal or other biological characteristics. Known sexes include male, female and intersex.
Biological sex exists as a spectrum instead of discrete categories of male/female, simply due to biological variations between humans. These variations in bodily anatomy, chromosomes (XX, XY, XXY, etc.), or hormones mean that some of us don’t fall into what society typically labels as male or female.
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