Support unspecified, "other", or "decline to state" gender
OpenID and Connect currently supports only "male" and "female" for gender options.
Many existing systems support other options for gender such as "other" or "decline to state", representing:
- Users whose gender expression is neither male nor female (androgynous or genderqueer);
- Users whose biological sex is neither male nor female (intersex conditions)
- Users who decline to state their gender for privacy reasons (notably, women seeking to avoid unwanted sexual propositions or harassment);
- Services where gender is simply not relevant to the application.
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Some reference material on the subject:
(The physical, biological condition where a person's anatomy and/or genes share aspects of male and female)
(The social condition of people whose gender expression is not described as masculine or feminine)
(Various cultures around the world explicitly make use of a third gender)
Blogs on the subject of gender options on Web systems: