Gender Identitya - and gene regulation in brain cells....

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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
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Unformatted text preview: 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 must be met before a diagnosis of gender identity disorder (GID) can be made. "In gender identity disorder, there is discordancy between the natal sex of one's external genitalia and the brain coding of one's gender as masculine or feminine ." [2] Transgender Androgyny Bigender Cross-dressing Drag king Drag queen Genderqueer Intersexuality Questioning Third gender Transsexualism Transvestism...
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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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