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Androgyny is a term describing a person whose gender identity or gender expression encompasses both male and female, or lies somewhere in between the two. The term derives its origin from the greek "Andros" meaning male/man and "Gynos" meaning female/woman. Therefore, Androgyny means pertaining to or having characteristics of both masculinity and femininity. Frequently, androgynous people seek to present themselves as ambiguous in their gender to the public. For some, androgyny is just how they choose to express themselves, while others define it as their gender identity.

The androgynous gender identity does not usually correspond to the physical sex, although some intersex people are androgynous.

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Category:Gender and Sex