Gender and Sexuality - – Sexual and reproductive organs...

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Gender and Sexuality 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 Transsexuals: When a person’s biological sex conflicts with his or her preferred psychological and social gender roles Some More Terms Primary Sexual Characteristics:
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Unformatted text preview: – Sexual and reproductive organs • Secondary Sexual Characteristics: – Features other than sexual and reproductive organs (breasts, facial hair, etc.) that appear at puberty • Menarche: – Onset of menstruation; a woman’s first menstrual period • Ovulation: – Release of ova (eggs) from the ovaries • Menopause: – End of monthly menstrual cycles; usually occurs in the late 40s or early 50s...
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