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CodeSystem: administrativeSex

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0001 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: AdministrativeSex
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.2

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Code system of concepts specifying a patient’s sex for administrative purposes. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messages in the PID segment.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0001 (Administrative Sex)

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statuscodeStatus of the concept
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedcodeVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecated
v2-concCommenthttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-concCommentstringV2 Concept Comment


This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0001 defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

CodeDisplayDefinitionV2 Concept CommentDeutsch (German, de)
F FemaleFemaleweiblich
M MaleMalemännlich
O OtherOtherandere
U UnknownUnknownunbekannt
A AmbiguousAmbiguousmehrdeutig
N Not applicableNot applicablenicht zutreffend
X Non-BinaryIntended for situations where the gender or sex representation of the individual is not strictly male, or strictly female, and is driven by jurisdictional requirements, personal needs, or legal boundaries.A universally agreed upon single definition for non-binary does not exist. Non-binary should be used in jurisdictions which have implemented an option to declare a gender of “non-binary”


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