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gender

 [jen´der]
sex (def. 1); see also gender identity and gender role.
gender identity disorder a disturbance of gender identification in which the affected person has an overwhelming desire to change their anatomic sex or insists that they are of the opposite sex, with persistent discomfort about their assigned sex or about filling its usual gender role; the disorder may become apparent in childhood or not appear until adolescence or adulthood. Individuals may attempt to live as members of the opposite sex and may seek hormonal and surgical treatment to bring their anatomy into conformity with their belief (see transsexualism). It is not the same as transvestism.

gen·der

(jen'dĕr),
Category to which an individual is assigned by self or others, on the basis of sex. Compare: sex, gender role.

gender

(jĕn′dər)
n.
1. Grammar
a. A grammatical category, often designated as male, female, or neuter, used in the classification of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and, in some languages, verbs that may be arbitrary or based on characteristics such as sex or animacy and that determines agreement with or selection of modifiers, referents, or grammatical forms.
b. The fact of being classified as belonging to such a category: agreement in gender, number, and case.
2.
a. Either of the two divisions, designated female and male, by which most organisms are classified on the basis of their reproductive organs and functions; sex.
b. One's identity as female or male or as neither entirely female nor entirely male.
c. Females or males considered as a group: Students lined up with the genders in different lines.
tr.v. gen·dered, gen·dering, gen·ders Archaic
To engender.

gen′der·less adj.

gender

The sex with which a person identifies him- or herself.

gender

Sex; one's personal, social, and legal status as ♂ or ♀, based on body and behavior, not on genital and/or erotic criteria. See Gender-identity/role.

gen·der

(jen'dĕr)
Category to which a person is assigned by self or others, on the basis of sex.
Compare: sex, gender role
[fr. L. genus, kind]

gender

A classification of organisms based on their sex. From the Latin genus , a kind.

Patient discussion about gender

Q. In which month of pregnancy it's possible to determine gender of the fetus?

A. following marin's question - is there a difference when it comes to twins?

Q. Which gender is on the high risk of fibromyalgia and what may be the cause?

A. It’s generally found with women. Any women having family history of fibromyalgia is more likely to suffer from fibromyalgia. Causes are unknown. Factors known to cause are that some people with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and spinal arthritis may be more likely to have fibromyalgia, too. Researchers suspect that some genes may stimulate pain in patients with fibromyalgia though there is no proof to that effect.

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Several physical, behavioural, or demographic biomarkers of developmental processes can thus be used to study how variation in sexually differentiated behaviours, such as gender expression, emerge.
Bill C-16 will amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to add two prohibited grounds of discrimination: gender identity and gender expression. As a result, it will be explicitly discriminatory to disadvantage people because of their gender identity or expression in any workplace, in hiring and promoting, and in the provision of goods, services, facilities and accommodation by or in entities under federal jurisdiction.
Hodges (2015) ruling, it will become more common for same sex couples and individuals who fall outside the previously held norms of gender binary and gender expression to seek marital partnership and to birth or adopt children.
Nonconformity for each subject was defined based on "socially assigned gender expression, which is the extent to which a person is perceived by others as conforming or not conforming to culturally defined ideas of masculine or feminine appearance and behavior," Dr.
GENDER EXPRESSION: Refers to a person's characteristics and behaviors such as appearance, dress, mannerisms and speech patterns that can be described as masculine, feminine or something else.
Case also noted that "the topic of gender expression is not a conversation about sex or sexuality."
The passage of the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act (GIGESC) followed an apology from the government to a trans woman Joanne Cassar who was successful in her fight to marry her husband.
Unlike gender expression (see below), gender identity is not visible to others.
A female employee projected a more traditionally masculine gender expression, donning loose fitting clothes, such as men's button-down shirts and slacks, in full compliance with the employer's dress code.
Gender expression is separate from gender identity.
To play the role Tony, Critics' Choice winner Tatiana Maslany said she "did a load of research and spoke to people and also just embraced my own knowledge of what gender expression is.
The study is the first to look at cancer risk behaviors in teens based on their gender expression.

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