gender identification

gender identification

Assignment of gender to a newborn. Genetic or chromosomal anomalies may create ambiguous genitalia, as may exposure of a female fetus to an androgenic hormone, or inhibition of androgen production or metabolism in a male fetus. In such cases, it is important to delay the final disposition until the chromosomal studies and endocrinological evaluation have been completed. These studies should be done as soon as possible. See: gender identity

mistaken gender identification

Assignment of incorrect gender to a newborn. This may lead to the individual's having a gender role opposite of the chromosomal sex.
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The district last year updated its bullying policies to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identification and gender expression, says Barbara Dorff, Green Bay's executive director of pupil services.
Williams and other trans students at the southwest Eugene school say some teachers have not been accepting of their gender identification.
Born John Riordan, she first experienced confusion regarding her gender identification around the age of five or six.
Repeatedly, in different times and locales, practices which I had not noticed or believed had any particular gender identification significance are revealed to be important, but the authors uniformly point them out without anger.
Facebook now has expanded options for gender identification
Most American women are having a hard enough time on the factory floor or the unemployment line or making minimum wage at Wal-Mart; when working-class women hear a former corporate attorney carry on about a glass ceiling, they think not about gender identification but about the class divide that has widened since the term came into vogue in the 1980s.
But since gender identification is difficult until fish mature, it can be challenging to separate them for these kinds of studies.
Jane Fae of The Guardian claimed that Facebook should just eliminate gender identification entirely, because she believes it negatively impacts women.
Thus, class identification adds to gender identification.
They also offer the intriguing idea that gender identification shifts not only among individuals but within individuals as well .
Whether or not people desire or can afford to go to court, he adds, they should know their state laws on gender identification and, before marrying, get as many identifying documents as possible changed to reflect their post-transition gender.
Such sympathetic counselors and representatives of transgendered persons avoided analyzing unconscious or other psychological motivations for gender identification and instead took as given each person's conviction of being or wanting to be a gender other than the one assigned at birth.

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