Currently OpenMRS has only male and female options when choosing gender. But we know that there can be different situations.
Adding ‘non-binary’, ‘third gender’ or ‘other’ option becomes more and more popular now. Some countries even have legalized it. According to OpenMRS Atlas, there are 9 countries where non-binary gender is legally present and where OpenMRS works. These countries include Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, United Kingdom and the US. These are only ones listed on Wikipedia page.
I thought a lot about whether medical system should or should not add it. I came up with an opinion that as there are intersex people who have different combinations of sex characteristics since their birth, there should be such an option.
Seems like it’s a big thing to discuss and maybe it’s not a priority now. But as for me, this topic deserves to be raised. What do you think about it?