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In technology, a gender drop-down menu is an interface component that allows users of an application to select a single gender choice from a set of pre-defined options. Due to the limited nature of these selection options, this may cause certain populations of gender-variant individuals to have problems using the application.

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The gender drop-down menu at has many more options than a binary gender view would allow.

Although the majority of gender drop-down menus implemented today only include options for male and female, (which are arguably not genders, but descriptions of sex; see Differences between gender and sex) some applications, notably prominent web sites like, are taking a more progressive approach.