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Androgyny has had a variety of definitions throughout history in different fields of study. Within psychology, androgyny most commonly refers to gender expressions that incorporate both “masculine” and “feminine” traits. What traits are deemed masculine or feminine is determined by societal norms and differs across cultures; therefore, androgyny may have different meanings in different cultures and over time as gender roles change. Androgyny and its adjective form androgynous have also been used less frequently by some as a gender identity. An androgynous gender identity refers to an identity including both masculine and feminine characteristics and would most likely fall under the umbrella of nonbinary gender identities. In the past 20 years, androgynous has also been used by some interchangeably with the term gender nonconforming to ...

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