We are currently updating the OP Help Center content for the release of OP 14.19 or OP 19. OP 19 is a member of the certified OP 14 family of products (official version is 14.19.1), which you may see in your software (such as in Help > About) and in the Help Center tabs labeled 14.19. You may also notice that the version number in content and videos may not match the version of your software, and some procedural content may not match the workflow in your software. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make these enhancements.

Specify a Patient's Gender Identity

Version 14.19


A patient's gender identity, when provided, should be recorded in the Basic Information (Demographics) of their patient chart. This is not a mandatory field and defaults to Unknown

It should only be populated if the patient has declared to identify as one of the following:

  • Male
  • Female
  • Female-to-Male (FTM)/Trans Man
  • Male-to-Female (MTF)/Trans Woman
  • Genderqueer (not exclusively M or F)
  • Other
  • Declined to specify

Selecting Gender Identity

  1. Navigate to Basic Information in the patient's chart.
  2. Click the Gender identity field drop-down.
  3. Select the appropriate gender identity as it relates to the patient's declaration.
  • If Other is selected and additional details are necessary, it is recommended to enter the details as a general note in the patient's chart. 
  • If the gender identity of the patient is stated to be sensitive information, it is recommended to select Unknown and make an entry in the patient's Problem List under an appropriate privacy constraint.

Including Gender Identity in Report

Gender Identity is not an included field when the patient's demographics are printed and is not included in the Demographic Analysis and Recall report. However, practices can choose to include this information in Interoperability documents and exchanges by selecting the checkbox to do so in the Special > Medical tab in Global Preferences. This checkbox is defaulted as unchecked.