Chapter 6 Sexuality lecture

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Chapter 6 Chapter 6 Sexuality
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Understanding Sexuality Understanding Sexuality Sex – the biological distinction between females and males .
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Sex and the Body Sex and the Body Biology Biology Primary sex characteristics Genitals organs used for reproduction. Secondary sex characteristics bodily development (apart from the genitals.) Example: Muscle Mass, Body Hair, Tone of Voice, Hips, Breasts
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Sex and the Body Sex and the Body Hormones Hormones 3 Major Hormones Estrogen Testosterone Progesterone Estrogen and Testosterone are found both in the males and females.
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How Many Different Sexes exist? - You don’t know??? Definitely not two What are they? When a child is born, how do we determine if it’s a boy or a girl?
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Sex Continuum? Sex Continuum?
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Distinction between Sex and Gender Distinction between Sex and Gender Gender is personal traits and patterns of behavior that culture attaches to being male or female. Sex is the biological distinctions between males and females.
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If there are only 2 sexes If there are only 2 sexes what about…… what about…… Hermaphrodites: Persons possessing some combination of female and male genitalia Pseudohermaphrodite: Sexual differentiation is incomplete (both are there) Example: Male born with a penis one centimeter long which resembled an enlarged clitoris, urinary opening similar to a female. Why? Hormone imbalance, birth defects, accidents
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Video Time Video Time InterSex
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Ambiguous Sexual Identities Ambiguous Sexual Identities Meet Dr John Money Professor of Medical Psychology Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences The Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine Believed that Children are psychosexually neuter at birth. Performed a first in America male to female sex change.
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Sexual Reassignment: Sexual Reassignment: Case Study Identical Twins born 1966 Born chromosomally and physically male Circumcision Accident Solution: Surgical Reconstruction & hormone replacement therapy
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Video Time Video Time What Happened in the John/Joan Case? Sex Unknown
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John/Joan Case Summary John/Joan Case Summary Age 7: She knew that she was different and not meant to be a girl Age 9: told Dr Money that she would rather be intimate with a female Age 12 : was on hormone replacement therapy Age 14: secondary sec characteristics started coming in Age 16: was told the truth and started on his way to becoming male Age 18 : was an attractive young male. Started dating. The
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Rene during the Spring '09 term at Irvine Valley College.

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