Do you find the terms 'sex' and 'gender' confusing? Here's a quick overview of the difference between the two.

Sex is a biological category. We consider a person with a penis as male, and someone with a vulva as female. However, there are people who have a ‘difference of sexual development’ or DSD, and may have genitalia or reproductive organs that are different from the male or female.

Gender is a social construct. What this means is that society has decided on behavioural norms for people based on their biological sex. Males are expected to be strong, not cry and females are expected to be affectionate and empathetic.

So sex and gender are actually not related. Even though mainstream society would want us to believe they are.