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Access for persons of the male sex or gender only Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: restrictions
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto

Denotes that access is restricted to persons of the male sex or gender. This is an access tag following the same rules as those described in access=*, though the presence of this tag with a yes value necessarily implies a no for all other gender-based access tags.


Use this tag in combination with other tags, most frequently in combination with amenity=toilets.


It's probably best to express this type of access as male=yes and let the implications take care of other sexes/genders since the number is not guaranteed to be exactly two across all cultures. It's also faster to tag in this way.


A value other than no is interpreted as yes, and implies no for all other unspecified gender-based access tags, but this can be overridden by adding more access role tags. In case of conflict, resolve in favour of more access.

Possible tagging mistakes

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!

See also

  • female=* - Access for persons of the female sex or gender only
  • unisex=* - Access to all persons regardless of sex or gender