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Gender Options Overview

Gender Options provides a way to indicate the gender identification of contacts. There are a default set of Gender Options pre-installed with CiviCRM: Female, Male and Transgender. Use this function to modify or add new options.

Setup Gender Options

Begin at the Administer CiviCRM page. In the Setup section, choose Gender Options.

You will see a list of existing gender options. You can create a NEW Gender Option or Edit, Disable or Delete EXISTING options using the links to the right of each gender option.

NEW

To create a NEW option, click on the >>New Gender link at the bottom of the list of options.

Type in the Label, Description and Weight for each option. You can enable/disable the option by checking or unchecking the box labeled Enabled?

Click Save to save the option.

If successful, you will see the message:

The Gender "Transgender" has been saved.

EXISTING

For EXISTING OPTIONS you can Edit, Disable or Delete each option using the links to the right of each option.

EDIT

Selecting Edit will bring you to the Edit Gender Options page where you can change the Label, Description and Weight for each option. Here you can also enable/disable the option by checking or unchecking the box labeled Enabled?

Click Save to save the option.

If successful, you will see the message:

The Gender "Transgender" has been saved.

DISABLE

Select Disable to temporarily disable an existing Gender Option. You will see the warning:

"Are you sure you want to disable this Gender? Users will not be able to select this value when adding or editing Gender"

Click OK to continue or Cancel to cancel disabling the gender option.

To re-enable the option, simply click on Enable.

DELETE

Select Delete to delete the option. You will be given this warning:

WARNING: Deleting this option will result in the loss of all Gender related records which use the option. This may mean the loss of a substantial amount of data, and the action cannot be undone. Do you want to continue?

Click Delete to continue or Cancel to cancel the deletion.