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Facebook to offer users custom gender options

14 February 2014 Last updated at 09:27 GMT

The social network Facebook has announced that its English language users will now be able to select a custom gender for their profile page.

As well as the options of "male" or "female", Facebook will offer about fifty different terms people can use to identify their gender, such as androgynous, bi-gender or transsexual.

Victoria Sill reports.

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