The Canadian government is funding a program that informs teens how they know if they are actually living life as the wrong gender. The program, called Teen Talk, provides teens with the resources they need to figure out if their brains match their bodies, if they are male or female, or if they are something else entirely.
The program teaches that "There are more than two genders," and that what we know as biological sex, as in the existence of male and female reproductive systems, is simply "gender assignment" that is "based on an assumption that someone's genitals match their gender."
"However," Teen Talk goes on to say, "gender isn't about someone's anatomy, it's about who they know themselves to be." It elucidates the many, constructed "gender identities," including "male, female, transgender, gender neutral, non-binary, agender, pangender, genderqueer, two-spirit, third gender, and all, none or a combination of these."
"Gender can be complex," says the government funded gender site for teens, "and people are defining themselves in new and different way as we gain a deeper understanding of identities."
The site goes on to define those gender identities, but there are two identities that are noticeably missing, and they are "man" and "woman." Neither of those are options according to Teen Talk. Instead, these terms are meant to be innately understood, as when, under the heading "cisgender," it describes it as "someone whose gender matches what they were assigned at birth. For example, they were assigned female at birth based on being born with a vagina and know themselves to be female."
But the site doesn't give an indication as to what it means to be female, female is not a suggested identity, not something that is listed among those things to which a person can identify.