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Chapter 11 Gender and Sexuality
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Defining Some Terms Sex: Whether you are biologically male or female Gender: All the psychological and social characteristics associated with being male or female; defined by one’s gender identity and learned gender roles Transsexual: Person with a deep conflict between his or her biological sex and preferred psychological and social gender roles
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Dimensions of Sex Genetic sex: XX or XY chromosomes Hormonal sex: Predominance of androgens or estrogens Gonadal sex: Ovaries or testes Genital sex: Clitoris and vagina in females; penis and scrotum in males Gender identity: One’s subjective sense of being male or female
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Genetic Sex Variations Klinefelter’s syndrome: Boy is born “XXY”; may appear feminine, have undersized sex organs, and be infertile Turner’s syndrome: Girl born “X blank”; will be infertile and appear boyish as an adolescent
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Prenatal Sexual Development Androgen insensitivity: Inherited disorder; male embryos fail to develop male genitals because of an unresponsiveness to testosterone Intersexual person: Ambiguous genital sexuality; having genitals that suggest both sexes Androgenital syndrome: Genetic abnormality; adrenals produce excess androgen, sometimes creating a female child with male genitals before birth
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Sexual Characteristics Primary sexual characteristics: Sexual and reproductive organs Secondary sexual characteristics: Features other than genitals and reproductive organs (breasts, facial hair, etc.) that appear at puberty Menarche: Onset of menstruation
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Some More Terms to Know Ovulation: Release of ova (eggs) from the ovaries Menopause: End of monthly menstrual cycles; usually occurs in the late 40’s or early 50’s
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Biological Biasing Effect Hypothesis that exposure to prenatal androgens and estrogens may influence the development of the body, nervous system, and later behavior patterns
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Sexual Orientation Degree of emotional and erotic attraction to members of the same sex, opposite sex, or both sexes Heterosexual: Romantically and erotically attracted to the opposite sex Bisexual: Romantically and erotically attracted to both men and women Homosexual: Romantically and erotically attracted to the same sex Homophobia: Prejudice, fear, and dislike directed at homosexuals
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Gender Roles Gender roles: Favored pattern of behavior for males and females e.g., girls are expected to be sensitive, and
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