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Kick like a girl walk like a girl etc intersex

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- Kick like a girl, walk like a girl etc. Intersex: - Umbrella term: used to describe people who have sex characteristics that are not exclusively male or female> Formerly known as hermaphrodites. 1 in 1500 in NA Sex Chromosome Variations - Turners Syndrome (XO) o Affects 1 in 2500 females o Missing Second X Chromosome o Most common sign are short, webbed necks, lowered ears etc. o Profound short stature and infertility o Other features include: puffy hands and fingers, a skin fold on the neck o All TS patients require estrogen to promote breast growth o Early diagnosis is essential to promote growth and stop congenital heart defects - Klinefelter’s Syndrome (XXY) o Male have two or more X chromosomes o Affects 1 in 500 to 1000 males o Often undiagnosed until puberty o Males with Klinefelter’s may show breast development, small testes, shorter than average penises, low testosterone o Many will not identify as male and may opt for surgery. o Can be treated with testosterone treatment. - Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia o First known hormonal disorder that affects the development of sex characteristics and can be found in both chromosomal males and females. o CAH individuals are exposed before birth to high levels of androgens produced by the adrenal glands. Causing them to not produce corticosteroids. o Cause varying degrees of virilisation in female genital o Conditions may be diagnosed at puberty o CAH girls and boys may exhibit different behaviours - Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome o AIS Individuals have an XY karyotype but develop a female phenotype o Can cause inhibition of the male genitalia and secondary sex characteristics.
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o Urethra will open on the underside. - 5-Alpha Reductase Deficiency o Dominican Republic Syndrome o Child is born female but naturally develops into a male at puberty David Remier - A boy who suffered from a botched circumcision whose parents opted to raise him as a girl. Transgender Identities: - An umbrella term that refers to people who may not identify with the sex that they are assigned at birth. - Gender Fluid: shifting gender identity. Do not see themselves as male or female - Bigender: identifies as both male and female. - Gender non-conforming: does not conform to stereotypical characteristics given to men and women. Girls like pink - Third gender: is when society or themselves categorize the person as neither male or female. Hijras of india. And the fa’afine. - Two spirit: Native American term defining Aboriginals who embody the spirit of both man and woman. - Gender binary: those who don’t exclusively identify with either male or female. - Cisgender: individuals feels they are there biological sex. - Agender: an individual that does not have a gender. Testosterone in females is important for muscle strength sex drive etc. Men have 10x the testosterone than female needed for sperm reproduction. Chapter 6: Sexual Orientation Sexual orientation is who we are romantically and sexually attracted to: - This may include specific bodies (girls, boys, trans) or it may include specific genders (cisgender, queergender) or it may include neither Dichotomous Model of Sexual Orientation -
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