Sex vs. Gender
I see a lot on here and on baby sites/blogs/articles people using the terms sex and gender interchangeably.
I'm not suggesting that I'll police anyone's posts, instead I offer this information and an invitation:
Sex refers to a person's biology, whether or not they have a penis or vagina - or sometimes neither, sometimes both.
Gender refers to how someone sees themselves. For some this is clear - boy/man out girl/woman - while for others, they feel they are both out neither.
When I get my 20 week ultrasound, I will NOT find out my baby's gender. I will find out my baby's sex.
For some people, confusing these two terms is frustrating and hurtful.
So, I invite everyone to, as much as they can, use both terms thoughtfully.