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terns. As many as 1 in 100 babies fall into this category. • Lesbian A term describing women who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to women only. • LGBTQIA2S+ An acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, Intersexed, Allies and Two Spirits. • Pansexual A person who is attracted to individuals regardless of their sex or gender. • Polysexual A person who is oriented toward sexual encounters and relationships involving more than 2 people. • Queer Once a slur, this often serves as an umbrella word to describe everyone who diverges from hetero- and homonorma- tive genders and sexualities. Individuals may also hold this as an individual identity, and often ascribe some political beliefs to it. • Questioning A person who feels they don't fit into any one clas- sification system. • Sex assigned at birth Usually male or female (sometimes inter- sex), noted by a medical professional on the birth certificate. • Transgender or Trans A person whose gender identity differs from social expectations connected to the sex they were assigned at birth. • Transsexual An outdated word still used occasionally by some individuals. Use transgender as an umbrella term and only use this term if someone uses it for themselves. • Two-Spirit An indigenous North American who embodies a gen- der(s) outside of cisgender, and/or sexual orientation outside of het- erosexuality. Traditionally, some tribes view these individuals as healers or leaders. — Shanna K. Kattari, PhD, MEd, CSE, ACS 4 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 9

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