Admittedly I am not an expert in the medical profession, although I am becoming more and more a financial supporter. I have observed in Doctor's offices, the "Gender: M [ ] F [ ]" is being replaced by "Gender: ____________". What rattled me was when I was doing a pre-admission to a hospital for a procedure, the admissions person (I thought was a woman, but who knows anymore) asked me which "Gender I identified with"? I couldn't ever remember being asked that question before and really really did not understand what it had to do with my procedure... which was nowhere near that "area". I crossed my legs, hunkered over, covered up and said male AND I would like to remain that way.