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Gender, generally regarded as a social construct linked to one’s assigned sex, is not strictly a male-female division: There is a spectrum of genders just as there is a spectrum of sexualities. Issues related to gender can affect care, not only due to biological differences that may or may not have an impact, but also related to the differences clinicians impose on clients — differences that can contribute to health care disparities.

The following resources provide information that can help guide therapists in practice, education, research, and advocacy with respect to gender.

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