Boy or girl? Society slowly accepting idea birth may not decide gender

ADVANCE FOR USE TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - Ryan, a "gender variant" fourth grader, plays the violin at her home in Illinois on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Ryan's parents - initially told that Ryan had "gender identity disorder," the now-outdated diagnosis - tried to get their child more interested in traditional boy things. But nothing changed. Eventually, they decided to stop resisting and allowed Ryan to start taking small steps into the outside world. The progression continued. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)
ADVANCE FOR USE TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - Ryan, a "gender variant" fourth grader, plays the violin at her home in Illinois on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Ryan's parents - initially told that Ryan had "gender identity disorder," the now-outdated diagnosis - tried to get their child more interested in traditional boy things. But nothing changed. Eventually, they decided to stop resisting and allowed Ryan to start taking small steps into the outside world. The progression continued. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)
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