Whilst sex refers to one’s physiological characteristics, gender refers to one’s psychology and self–perceived sex. Societal expectations often mean that individuals come under considerable pressure to act out certain stereotypical gendered behaviours according to their physiological sex. However, sex and gender do not necessarily align, and within Cambridge there is a strong community of people who consider themselves to be transgender.

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