Last updated: 2023.02.17.
NETBALLHer talks about girls, women and the female body, but it’s vital we include a discussion about sex and gender.
In the brand name, NETBALLHer, and throughout our courses and our wider digital content, we talk about girls, women and females and use the pronoun “her”. However, we acknowledge there is a difference between sex and gender and recognise that some people do not identify with the binary, cisgender classifications. Ultimately, talking about being “female” or a “woman” can mean very different things to different people.
Gender is a complex combination of cultural, social, biological and psychological factors. It’s how we look, act and feel. For a lot of people, their sex registered at birth is the same as their gender identity; this is generally termed as “cisgender”. In people whose biological sex and gender identity don’t match, for example a baby born with female genitals and XX chromosomes, but who grows up identifying as a boy or man, terminology varies but includes terms like “transgender” and “non-binary”.
Where we use terms such as “girl”, “woman” and “female”, unless we say otherwise, we are referring to people who are born with female genitals and XX chromosomes, who were raised as and identify as female.
However, we want our content to be inclusive and to support anyone who thinks they can benefit from learning about the female body and how that connects to health, wellbeing and performance, no matter what their sex, gender, or how they identify.