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Facebook Added 50 New Gender Options!

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Published on Feb 15, 2014

Since it's conception, social networking site Facebook has only allowed users to choose between 2 genders: male and female. However, this week, they changed that by adding over 50 new gender options. Cristen Conger is here for DNews this week to talk to you about the difference between the difference between sex and gender.

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