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ASP Listbox showing stored value

Using ASP, HTML and Vbscript, I have a listbox that successfully updates a database with the value chosen (code shown below).

<%
Dim strSex
strSex = Session("Sex")
%>

<td>Sex:</td>
      <td><select name="Sex" size="1">
        <option value="Male">Male</option>
        <option value="Female">Female</option>
        <option value="N/R">N/R</option>
      </select></td>

This works fine, but how do I get the List Box to display the present choice from the database, in situations where the user is editing the record.

I have already retrived the value and placed it in a variable named strSex but cannot get the List box to recognise the existing value.  The problem this is causing is that the user can select a value, update the database, but when they choose to edit the record again, the list box is showing the default value, NOT the database value, which is subsequently written to the database.

Any help would be MUCH appreciated as I am new to ASP.
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cmsajon1Author Commented:
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cmsajon1Author Commented:
Adjusted points to 300
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cmsrrentCommented:
Maybe it would help if you did an Accurate Conceptual model for your system ?
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MasseyMCommented:
<td>Sex:</td>
      <td><select name="Sex" size="1">
        <option value="Male"<% if strSex="Male" then %> SELECTED<%End If%>>Male</option>
        <option value="Female""<% if strSex="Female" then %> SELECTED<%End If%>>Female</option>
        <option value="N/R""<% if strSex="N/R" then %> SELECTED<%End If%>>N/R</option>
      </select></td>
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cmsajon1Author Commented:
Works superb, thanks very much !
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