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March 20138 gender relationship between the person and the people they are attracted to; often mistakenly referred to as sexual preference Sexual Preference: (1) generally when this term is used, it is being mistakenly interchanged with sexual orientation, creating an illusion that one has a choice (or preference) in who they are attracted to; (2) the types of sexual intercourse, stimulation, and gratifi cation one likes to receive and participate in Skoliosexual: attracted to genderqueer and transsexual people and expressions (people who arent identifi ed as cisgender) Straight: a man or woman who is attracted to people of the other binary gender than themselves; often referred to as heterosexual Third Gender: (1) a person who does not identify with the traditional genders of man or woman, but identifi es with another gender; (2) the gender category available in societies that recognize three or more genders Transgender: a blanket term used to describe all people who are not cisgender; occasionally used as transgendered but the ed is misleading, as it implies something happened to the person to make them transgender, which is not the case Transitioning: a term used to describe the process of moving from one sex/gender to another, sometimes this is done by hormone or surgical treatments Transsexual: a person whose gender identity is the binary opposite of their biological sex, who may undergo medical treatments to change their biological sex, often times to align it with their gender identity, or they may live their lives as the opposite sex; often confused with transman/trans-woman Transvestite: a person who dresses as the binary opposite gender expression (crossdresses) for any one of many reasons, including relaxation, fun, and sexual gratifi cation; often called a cross-dresser, and often confused with transsexual Trans-man: a person who was assigned a female sex at birth, but identifi es as a man; often confused with transsexual man or FTM Continued from Page 7 Trans-woman: a person who was assigned a male sex at birth, but identifi es as a woman; often confused with transsexual woman or MTF Two-Spirit:a term traditionally used by Native American people to recognize individuals who possess qualities or fulfi ll roles of both genders Adapted from a list on the site Its pronounced Metrosexual found here: http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2013/01/acomprehensive-list-of-lgbtq-term-defi nitions/ Continued on Page 9 Gender Health: The Right Information at Your Fingertips Despina Moisidis, Electronic Resources Technician NT Department of Health Library Services The Health Libraries offer a range of print and electronic resources on mens and womens health. Find useful journals, books, and other resources by searching our catalogue or visit the Womens Health subject guide. G EN D ER H EA LT H