With the New Year ringing in, New York City is also ringing in a new policy regarding gender choice. Now, parents have the option to choose the gender that is listed on their child’s birth certificate once they are born. Not only do they get to choose the gender of the newborn baby, they also now have three options to pick from: Male (M), Female (F), or Gender Neutral (X). Previously, people would have to receive a signed affidavit from a healthcare provider in order to change their assigned gender officially on their birth certificate. This new policy gets rid of that requirement completely. This may seem like a step forward for the LGBTQ+ community, but there are many dangers that are overlooked, especially when it comes to parents assigning their child’s gender at birth.