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In Dwarf Fortress, gender is what determines if two creatures can produce offspring.
 Determining Gender
Wheniewing a unit, a symbol appears below its name:
|Gender||Symbol||Common names||Other uses|
Additionally, wheniewing a unit from the menu or with - , the creature will be referred to as "he" or "she".