Gender Identity - Gender identity(or core gender identity...

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Gender identity (or core gender identity ) is a person's own sense of identification as male or female . The term is intended to distinguish this psychological association, from physiological and sociological aspects of gender . [1] Gender identity was originally a medical term used to explain sex reassignment procedures to the public. [2] The term is also found in psychology, often as core gender identity . [3] Sociology , gender studies and feminism are still inclined to refer to gender identity, gender role and erotic preference under the catch-all term gender . Gender identity is affected by "genetic, prenatal hormonal, postnatal social, and postpubertal hormonal determinants." [4] Biological factors include the influence of testosterone and gene regulation in brain cells. Social factors are primarily based on the family , as gender identity is thought to be formed by the third year of life. [3] The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (302.85) has five criteria that
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course SOC 110G taught by Professor Mohamedtamadigi during the Spring '10 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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