Yale Diva has a post about new policies at Brown, Wesleyan, and other schools regarding transgendered students. I understand their desire to try to be more understanding when people are confused about their sexuality. However, it's just dumb to change all the forms at the health center so that they no longer ask whether a patient is male or female but instead have to write out a short answer response to the following essay question: "describe your gender identity history".
Last I checked, gender identity had little to do with medical issues. That's biology, and even the most friendly people to lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues realize that someone is biologically male or female no matter how transgendered ze is. The mistake they've made here is against the very thing courses on this subject emphasize -- gender and sex are not the same thing. One is a socially shaped identity, and the other is a biological fact (genetically determined in all cases, including XO and XXX females and XXY males who might have female or partially female phenotype; even people of XY genotype with a defective Y are genetically male). Medical personnel need to know the biological sex of someone. Only in unusual circumstances is hir gender important.