Sex refers to the properties of a person's body that influence the gender society assigns them, and often their sense of gender identity.  

A person's sex can involve (but is not necessarily limited to):

  • their genitals
  • their chromosomes
  • hormones present in their blood
  • clear secondary sexual characteristics (ex. breasts, facial hair)
  • subtle secondary sexual characteristics (ex. distribution of body fat, thickness of body hair)