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Related to gender identity: Gender identity disorder, Gender stereotypes

gender identity

[¦jen·dər ī¦dent·əd·ē]
(psychology)
The sum of those aspects of personal appearance and behavior culturally attributed to masculinity or femininity.

gender identity

the sense of self associated with cultural definitions of masculinity and femininity (see GENDER). Gender identity is not so much acted out as subjectively experienced. It is the psychological internalization of masculine or feminine traits. Gender identity arises out of a complex process of interaction between self and others. The existence of transvestite and transsexual identities indicates that gender is not dependent upon sex alone, and arises from the construction of gender identities.
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Although transgender youth are often more likely than their LGB peers to speak up about sexual orientation and gender identity issues at school, they are also more likely to receive harassment and violent retribution, and their school work suffers more because of it (GLSEN, 2009).
As a result, we, at Ceres Policy Research, failed to identify any jurisdictions that collect formal data linking the sexual orientation and gender identity of an individual youth to his or her probation record.
11) This new rule overturned a 2012 rule that exempted single-sex emergency shelters with shared sleeping areas or bathrooms from President Obama's gender identity policy.
Transsexual: A gender identity that is generally specific to those who are trans and undergo medical intervention to transition from the sex (male or female) they were assigned at birth to the sex they identify as being authentically.
The service will initially facilitate the prescribing of medication for people who have already attended appointments at the Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) in London.
Jack Jackson, from north Wales, who is a member of the All Wales Gender Identity Partnership Group, said: "I hope I can make some contribution and improve things for the future of transgender services and people in Wales.
According to Bill C-16 that was passed by the senate, "This enactment amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination.
The same could be said for a discrimination claim based upon gender identity.
states and the District of Columbia have passed laws banning efforts to change a minor's sexual orientation or gender identity.
As of February 2017, all of the sexual orientation and gender identity bills being tracked by IREM are designed to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
At the end of the lecture, many pediatricians told me that they were uncomfortable with bringing up the topic of sexuality and gender identity with their patients, and others wanted guidance on how to ask questions on sexuality and gender identity.
If they can overcome their fear, they transition to their true gender identity.

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