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Man

A gender identity which is seen as part of the gender binary. Man is a term used for adults, and corresponds to the terms boy (for children), male (adjective) and often masculinity.

Children who are born with penises and testes are often raised with the expectation that they will identify as men, although intersex children may also be assigned to this identity while possessing some but not all of the above characteristics, Men may be cisgender, transgender, or non-binary.

Identifying as a man is often associated with “male” sex characteristics such as a penis, testes, narrow hips, a prominent Adam’s apple and a low-pitched voice, as well as a traditionally masculine gender expression and gender role, but these are not necessary, and it is still possible to identify as a man without them.