assigned sex

assigned sex

The nominal sex or gender assumed or decided upon when a baby has genitals of ambiguous appearance. The assigned sex may or may not correspond to the actual chromosomal sex. Sometimes assigned sex has to be changed later in life and this may lead to TRANSSEXUALISM.
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4) Additionally, the HHS also created a policy that stated that insurance plans cannot limit sex-specific recommended preventive services (for example, breast cancer screening) based on an individual's assigned sex at birth or gender identity.
So the development of the assigned sex, like every other trait, has both a genetic and environmental component.
Given that this discussion inevitably challenges the gender binary that permeates contemporary societies, in this article we use "transgender" as an umbrella term that includes individuals whose binary gender identity is the opposite of their assigned sex at birth and also individuals whose gender identities fall within a broad spectrum of gender nonconformity, including people who identify with both genders (bigender), who feel they are a mix of genders (androgynous), and/or who feel their gender shifts freely (gender fluid), among other possibilities.
In promoting best practices, the video defines three important terms: assigned sex, sexual orientation and gender identity.
The word "Mahu" in Polynesian culture and the concept of being Two-Spirit in some Native American cultures describe those who do not identify as their assigned sex at birth, play out gender roles opposite their assigned sex, or are attracted to same-sex partners, according to biologist Joan Roughgarden, PhD ("Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender and Sexuality in Nature and People" Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004).
Although those who choose to deviate risk the judgment of others as everyone is held accountable for acting/looking like their assigned sex role (Ridgeway, 2011; Kane, 2012).
Glenn's assigned sex at birth notwithstanding, her decision to move forward with both physiological and dress-related transitions fell under the court's wider interpretation of Price.
The National Center for Transgender Equality defines transgender people as individuals "whose gender identity, expression or behavior is different from those typically associated with their assigned sex at birth.
To deny authenticity to a person whose gender does not align with their assigned sex is an act of violence; a crime against humanity.
When examining a newborn for the first time, a neonatal nurse may recognize genitalia incongruent with the assigned sex.
To escape from this cruel reality, some 'Trans' people resort to hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery to change their assigned sex at birth about which they are not comfortable.
The term "gender expression" would refer to a "person's gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth.