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feminization

 [fem″ĭ-nĭ-za´shun]
1. the normal induction or development of female secondary sex characters.
2. the induction or development of female secondary sex characters in the male.
testicular feminization complete androgen resistance.

fem·i·ni·za·tion

(fem'i-ni-zā'shŭn), Do not confuse this word with effemination.
Development of what are superficially external female characteristics by a male.

feminization

Endocrinology The development of ♀ secondary sex characteristics in a genotypic ♂, with regression of body hair and change to a ♀ body contour. See Testicular feminization Social medicine The shift in the demographics of a particular profession or type of work. See Occupational feminization.

fem·i·ni·za·tion

(fem'i-nī-zā'shŭn)
Development of what are superficially external female characteristics by a male.

feminization

1. The effects of the sex hormones, oestradiol (estradiol) and oestrone (estrone), from the ovary, bringing about the normal female secondary sexual characteristics.
2. The development of female secondary sexual characteristics in the male, as when a tumour of an adrenal gland causes the production of mainly female sex hormones (oestrogens). In testicular feminization, the male sex hormone does not bind properly to the tissue receptors. In the absence of male sex hormones before puberty, as in men castrated early, feminization occurs.
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There are two main aspects to the concept of feminization. Quantitatively, it indicates a shift in the gender composition of an occupation, such that women make up an increasing share of the labor force.
The publication further claims that the feminization of teaching in the United States rested upon the ideological notions that teaching was congruent with a woman's domestic role, and that a woman's presence in a classroom would likely have a refining influence on male pupils (Kerber 1983, 20).
Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night, for example, is the story of one man's long decline into feminization and social impotence.
In this paper, I explore the impact of feminization within male-dominated professions through a case study of dentistry in Ontario.
The authors have certainly made a very valuable contribution to the literature of globalization, neoliberalism, poverty and the feminization of poverty.
My reading of the feminization of the writing center narrative has been influenced by Sue Ellen Holbrook's assessment of composition studies.
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Previous work carried out in our laboratory using the three most important estrogens (estradiol-17[beta], diethylstilbestrol, and 17a-ethinylestradiol) per separate in different trials (Alcantar-Vazquez et al., 2015; Marin-Ramirez et al., 2016; Juarez-Juarez et al., 2017) has shown that lower concentrations (100-200 mg k[g.sup.-1]) did not achieve a 100% rate of feminization in Nile tilapia.
"Many transgender patients take either testosterone or estrogen for masculinization or feminization," explained Michael S.
As concluded, the fact is that there is a process of feminization and an increasing number of women in the media, but this process does not follow the feminization of leadership, such as the representation of women in administrative and supervisory boards, managerial and editorial positions, which needs to be changed.
Elsewhere, Danni, 34, a former army commando, is awaiting facial feminization surgery, and tells of her marriage breakdown after announcing to wife Sue that she wanted to be a woman after just five months.