The South African Shamans, known as Sangomas call these energies Indiki and Indawu, and balancing them is at the very heart of becoming a Sangoma.
The short answer to the question is that gender has NOTHING to do with the energies of Male/Female or Yin/Yang. Every human body has a channel of each type of energy.
It is society that has limiting beliefs and concepts about gender. Spirit isn't bound by those limitations.
I've been reflecting on the energies that are often called Male & Female in the arena of energy work. The question of these energies and gender came up when a friend of mine posted about how it made her feel when the spiritual community referred to them. She felt left out and angry because it felt as though the `norm` was to be a heterosexual woman or man, and if someone didn't fit into the `norm` then they were excluded. I realized that she and probably many other people think that these energies are inextricably linked to gender. They are not.
Because I learned about energies, trained to feel & sense them and have worked with them for many years, I have the mistaken notion that everyone understands what I mean when I refer to Male and Female energy. I was wrong and I'm sorry to have contributed to the misunderstanding.
Toward An Understanding Of Male/Female & Yin/Yang energy.
Source/God(ess)/ The Divine is whole. There isn't a division or separation at this level of creation and there doesn't need to be. At the physical level there is division, opposites and there is supposed to be because that's how we create. When the Whole is divided we have; positive/negative (electricity), hot/cold, light/dark. Male/Female, Yin/Yang are forces of energy that are used to create and these energies are found in everything. The energy itself is neutral. It's just energy. Creation can be expressed through sexual reproduction (animals, plants, humans etc) but also through manifestation, personal growth and healing, development of skills, relationships, community, knowledge, living, love, justice, caring, personal expression.... creation is not limited.
When we balance these energies within us we can create harmony, ease, and manifest more easily what we want in life. There is enormous power and advantage in having these energies in balance. When I was in Peru in January I was guided to buy two small spheres of a special type of stone. I was told they were to be used to balance Yin/Yang or Male/Female energies in my healing practice. Each time I've used them my clients' energy fields have rapidly shifted some very old stuck energy and become much stronger. They come back telling me of amazing experiences they've had in manifesting.
Male or Yang energy characteristics; action, aggression, outer, verbal, strong, protective, swift, linear......
Female or Yin energy characteristics; receptive, inward, passive, gentle, listen, interior, meander, flow....
Each chakra, each layer of the aura, each organ in the body etc. will have it's own optimum balance of these dichotomies, depending on what you need, in each moment.
For instance, if you are walking in nature with a friend you may run more Yin energy through your system because it will help you listen and notice the beauty around you.
Or, if you are leading a business meeting you of course want to listen but you'll want to have a sense of completion, the big picture and to sum up in order to move forward. You may have to limit people from taking too much time. In this case you would be running more Yang energy.
We naturally have our energies flowing and adjusting themselves without thinking about it. And the gender we have incarnated in doesn't determine the flow.
So how about people who are born in a body whose gender they don't identify with? Does that affect their Yang and Yin energies?
No. The physical body has it's own vibration and Yin and Yang energy doesn't define gender.
For everyone, we have a tendency to run more of one type of energy than the other and a lot of the reason why can be found in societal and family programming. Many times I've seen in women's energy fields, a block that stops them from expressing their masculine energy because they were taught to be the `good girl`. Many times a man's feminine energy is blocked because he was taught to be manly or `suck it up`. These are areas in our lives where we have been hurt deeply just for being our true selves. Society tries to force us into nice neat boxes and when we don't fit we get confused and angry.
The idea of who someone is supposed to be, because of their gender is largely arbitrary. Society conditions people from birth to adhere to a stereotype by dictating what clothes and colors they wear, what toys they play with, what behavior is considered acceptable, which jobs they should hold, how they come into sexual maturity, who they have sex with.... I could go on.
A few thousand years ago society was matrilineal and matriarchal. We are in the midst of great change now, the Feminine principle is coming more into balance, but it's taking hundreds of years to change.
The best thing we can do is to question our beliefs, question common societal beliefs and find words to describe the new paradigm shifts that keep happening. Sometimes we need to move way into imbalance to be able to name the things that are lies.