Environment and human gender identity
The term ‘gender’ is sometimes used loosely as a synonym for biological sex. For example, a person may be referred to as being of the ‘male gender’, meaning that he is a man with the anatomical and physiological features accompanying that condition. In psychiatry, however, gender has a special connotation. In this special sense, gender is ordinarily consonant with biological sex, and so appears to be a function of it. In fact, however, psychological gender may be remarkably free from biological constraint.
KeywordsDepression Manifold Assimilation Androgen Plague
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