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1. an individual of the sex that produces ova or bears young.
female orgasmic disorder persistently delayed or absent orgasm in a female after a normal sexual excitement phase of adequate focus, intensity, and duration. See also male orgasmic disorder.
female sexual arousal disorder a sexual dysfunction involving failure by a female either to attain or maintain the lubrication and swelling response of sexual excitement during sexual activity, after adequate stimulation, causing significant distress or interpersonal difficulty. Both physiological (such as endocrine) and psychological factors may be involved. Formerly called frigidity. See also male erectile disorder.


In humans, the gender that produces oocytes and bears the young.


/fe·male/ (fe´māl)
1. an individual organism of the sex that bears young or produces ova or eggs.


a. Of or denoting the sex that produces ova or bears young.
b. Characteristic of or appropriate to this sex in humans and other animals: female hormones; female fashions.
c. Consisting of members of this sex. See Usage Note at lady.
2. Of or denoting the gamete that is larger and less motile than the other corresponding gamete. Used of anisogamous organisms.
3. Botany
a. Designating an organ, such as a pistil or ovary, that functions in producing seeds after fertilization.
b. Bearing pistils but not stamens; pistillate: female flowers.
1. A female organism.
2. A woman or girl.

fe′male′ness n.


Etymology: L, femella, young woman
1 adj, pertaining to the sex that has the ability to become pregnant and bear children; feminine.
2 n, a female person.


zoology Denoting the gender that produces oocytes (or ova) and thus bears the young.
[L. femina, woman]


1. an individual of the sex that produces ova or bears young.
2. feminine.

female genital system anomalies
includes hermaphroditism, freemartinism, ovarian hypogenesis and aplasia, imperforate hymen, segmental aplasia of the paramesonephric duct, including uterus unicornis, uterus didelphys double cervix, cervical diverticula.
female pseudohermaphrodite

Patient discussion about female

Q. Is there any difference in male and female breast cancer patients?

A. Yes there are few differences found and they are male breast cancer develops at an older age, they are more frequently estrogen receptor positive compare to females, male breast cancer are found generally in high grade or advanced stage because the tissue of men is less as of women so by the time men identify it as cancer its grown to a high stage.

Q. can lypoma be cure with age of 45 female 100% i have lypoma at back between arm from long time my age is 45 also has problem of sorises let me know how can it be cured

A. Nothing is 100% in medicine, so no one can guarantee you anything. However, provided it's indeed lipoma (a benign tumor, not cancer which is called liposarcoma), then it's not suppose to cause any specific problems after it's removed surgically.

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Q. im looking to become a female for my lover i want to do this i have been wanting to do this all m life? I LOVE TO WARE DRESSES HIGH HELS MAKE UP AND SEXY BED ROOM CLOTHING TO .I HAVE A GRIL FRIEND AND A BOY FRIEND I LOVE THEM BOTH AND WE ALL THINK I SHOULD DO IT ?

A. They did have a question, it was what do we think they should do. I would say that this person needs to seek a professional opinion. Having a sex change is no laughing matter and take a lot of time. They have to first prove to a psychiatrist that this is how they want to live their life. Then they need to live as the gender they plan on changing to for a year.

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The same goes for perceived links between maleness or femaleness and most particular professions--but not between the male-female pair and social reproduction.
This discourse does not broach the topic of maleness or femaleness at all.
Rice (1981) and Russell (1993) demonstrated most convincingly that one cannot distinguish mothers from non-mothers by shape, and that, if anything, these highly variable figurines--if they do represent real humans at all--celebrate a number of aspects of femaleness.
What then does it mean for women and for future Africa, that leadership is not traditionally associated with femaleness and femininity?
In the second part, she looks at debilitating heterosexual relationships in Edna O'Brien's Country Girls trilogy (for how Irish Catholic ideologies represent femaleness in self-destruction), and how Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook juxtaposes the main character's aspirations as a novelist against the Communist Party's prohibition of bourgeois values.
In a society where lesbians are doubly marginalized, by both their femaleness and their sexuality, and where conservative authorities regularly denounce homosexuality on religious grounds, it can be difficult for lesbian women to negotiate their religious identity with their sexuality.
Emphasising femaleness with a feminine title may lower the evaluation of women in a professional context," she added.
The dominance of the Whiteness and femaleness of the teaching force has important implications for the way teachers understand and teach students of color, as well as the way they understand and treat their non-White teacher peers.
Consequentially, sexual preference is also removed from any type of natural identification and causation; attraction and intimate interaction on Greek Gold is formed under the presumption of femaleness, however the gender category of female is destabilised through various performances of androgyny and masculinity undermining the assumed femininity as 'naturally' ascribed to the female.
The specific circumstances and even the results differ, but the age-old association of femaleness with the lower, bodily faculties and maleness with higher, intellectual, spiritual motives prevails, in some form, across the decades in these films.
Does one psychologically identify with masculinity or femininity (classifications generally taken to be exclusively socially constructed), with maleness, femaleness, both, or neither?
Volume one has the politics of homophobia and persecution of homosexuals in Islam, fear and loneliness or isolation of gay persons in Islam, male homoerotic desire and public displays of affection in Arabic society, the problem of acceptance of homosexuality in relationship to economic issues, sexual orientation and chat room discourse, Allah's word and femaleness in Singapore, and neo-orthodox Islam in relationship to the unlawfulness of same-sex relations under the Hadith.