Given that you will likely need to have the gender in an enumerated value anyway, I would simply use what's built into the .NET
enum class. Something as simple as the following may be all you need.
public enum Gender
Unknown = 0
Female = 1
F = Female
Male = 2
M = Male
Gender g ;
if ( System.Enum.TryParse ( s , true , out g ) ) ...
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