Gender Qualms

skinnyredbones
skinnyredbones Posts: 2 Member
edited February 2016 in Getting Started
Hey guys, Nick here. I just wanted to bring up something that makes me a bit uncomfortable when I log into MFP. I'm transgender, so I identify as male but have the body of a female. I don't like seeing all my status updates have "she" in them, but if I change my "gender" (should say "sex", really) on my profile, then it recalculates all my nutrition goals to be for a man's body.

Not sure where to put this really, just looking for support on the matter.

♡N

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  • FunkyTobias
    FunkyTobias Posts: 1,776 Member
    The Suggestions/Feedback forum would be a good place
    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/categories/website-suggestions-feedback

    Good luck
  • nutmegoreo
    nutmegoreo Posts: 15,532 Member
    What if you change the gender on your profile and then override the MFP calorie goals to what they are now? You can do a custom target.
  • MarziPanda95
    MarziPanda95 Posts: 1,326 Member
    Hey guys, Nick here. I just wanted to bring up something that makes me a bit uncomfortable when I log into MFP. I'm transgender, so I identify as male but have the body of a female. I don't like seeing all my status updates have "she" in them, but if I change my "gender" (should say "sex", really) on my profile, then it recalculates all my nutrition goals to be for a man's body.

    Not sure where to put this really, just looking for support on the matter.

    ♡N

    MFP has asked for community input for this issue, and will be fixing it in the future so that nutritional goals will be for biological sex but pronouns can be set for your gender :)
  • Qskim
    Qskim Posts: 1,145 Member
    You can adjust the nutritional/calorie goals yourself. So note down what it gives you for female and change the goals accordingly under male. I think it's under goals/settings from home page where you can custom.

    (I haven't looked at that for a while though)

    What Funky said..
  • skinnyredbones
    skinnyredbones Posts: 2 Member
    _SKIM_ wrote: »
    You can adjust the nutritional/calorie goals yourself. So note down what it gives you for female and change the goals accordingly under male. I think it's under goals/settings from home page where you can custom.

    (I haven't looked at that for a while though)

    What Funky said..

    Thanks! I'll see if I can find it c:
  • Lottiotta
    Lottiotta Posts: 162 Member
    @MarziPanda95 I'm trying to find this post where MFP are asking/talking about gender identity, but I can't find it! Do you know where I should look or which search terms might work?