A woman is a female human being. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a femalechild or adolescent. The term woman is also sometimes used to identify a female human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as " women 's rights". Women with typical genetic development are usually capable of giving birth from puberty until menopause. With regard to gender, a woman may also be a person whose sex assignment does not align with their gender identity, or those who have sexual characteristics that do not fit typical notions of male or female (intersex).