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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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According to one gender identity advocacy organization, the reclassification will encourage people to put pressure on their own governments to adopt ICD-11 in the coming years.
* Patients appreciated the variety of options on the surveys to indicate gender identity and sexual orientation
Discrimination occurs when an individual is treated differently in the workplace by an employer due to their gender identity or gender expression.
If their application for gender identity change is rejected, applicants may appeal to the justice minister.
Although their analysis also touches the gender issue, they do not explicitly consider the aspect of the traditional gender identity and the gender-based division of labor in their analysis as we do in our analysis.
State curriculum standards do not require sixth-graders to learn about sexual orientation or gender identity, but districts are allowed to add material at their discretion.
Using hormone therapy treatment and/or undergoing sex reassignment surgery to masculinise or feminise their body to conform to their gender identity can be the final medical step.
(3) As this article explains, the healthcare transgender regulation was unlawful because HHS redefined the word "sex" to mean "gender identity" without legal authority to do so.
For heteronormative individuals, conformity to prescribed gender roles, gender identity, and sexual orientation is linked to one's assigned biological sex (Green, 2004).
Agender: Having no gender identity, or having a gender identity that is neutral.
Forcing a gay person to admit his gender preference and making a speech to vilify him for his gender identity will become illegal under the proposed 'Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (Sogie) Equality Bill.'
To coincide with Pride Cymru, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said a new "adult gender identity service" is to be established in Wales to give transgender people access the care they need.

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