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Gender Identity

 

What is gender identity?

 
     
 
But some people feel that they are a different gender to the one that they are born.
 
     
Gender identity is a term used to describe how you see yourself in terms of being a boy or a girl. Most people have the attributes that make up their gender as seen by society. But some people feel that they are a different gender to the one that they are born. A man is viewed by society as someone born with male genitalia and a woman is viewed as someone with female genitalia.
 
     
 
This is a term used to describe a
person who identifies with the roles
assigned to other sexes in society.
 
     
In discussions around gender identity the term transgender or transsexual may come up. This is a term used to describe a person who identifies with the roles assigned to other sexes in society. They may believe that while raised according to their perceived gender at birth, that this is the opposite as to how they feel inside.
 
There are many different options and supports available to someone who feels that they have an issue around there gender and how they feel inside. The following organisations may have some more detailed information on the topics.
You can also contact Childline by phone, text or through our website. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  and the number is 1800 666 666.You can talk to us by text by contacting our Teentxt service and this is open 10am-4am daily, all you have to do is text the word ‘Talk’ to 50101. Alternatively you can chat to us live on the One to One facility on our website.