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Do We Have Enough Genders?

Most trans people still identify as either a man or a women, but for those who feel they are neither – or both – the male/female distinction doesn’t fit.

Gender identity is considered more fluid than ever because of the success of the trans movement. But most trans people, just like everyone else, still identify as either a man or a women. For those who feel they are neither – or both – the male/female distinction does not fit. And for the one in 2000 who are born with indeterminate sex, finding a place in this binary world can be damaging.

We hear from Dr Imran Mushtaq, who works with intersex children at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London; bi-gender vlogger Brin Convenient; Tamara Adrian, Venezuela’s first transgender congresswomen (who wants gender erased from official forms); and the writer Mark Gevisser.

This programme is part of the World Service Identity Season.

(Photo: Transgender transsexual concept. Credit: Thinkstock by Getty Images)

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