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The social and cultural categories of men and women, for example, whereas 'sex' tends to be used in a biological sense. It is thus more related to societal norms, roles, and relationships and so gender identity can be more fluid than sex, in the sense that a person's gender may shift from the sexual identity assigned at birth. It is also recognised that the traditional binary categories of man/woman do not account for the whole population.