Class Notes (808,147)
Canada (493,093)
HSCI 120 (49)

Hsci 120 - Lecture 3

4 Pages
Unlock Document

Simon Fraser University
Health Sciences
HSCI 120
Carolyn Stewart

HSCI 120 September 22, 2010 Lecture 3 Chapters 13, 14 What is your Sex  Your Sex: What is between your legs  Sexuality: Male attracted to Male, Male to Females and Females to Females Gender Role and  Gender: What you feel your sex is in your head Stereotypes  Gender Role: A set of norms which define how people of one gender should behave  Stereotype: A set of beliefs about a group of people is applied to all members of that group  Gender Schema: A set of ideas we associate with males and females  Socialization: The ways in which society conveys to the individual its norms or expectations for his or her behaviour  Gender socialization is usually from parents, peers and the media  Acculturaltion: The process of adapting the beliefs and customs of a new culture Gender  Men are less able to disclose personal information Differences in Psychology  Women are more likely to express themselves and emotions and are better at reading body language Gender  Men more likely to masturbate than women Differences in Sexuality  Men more accepting of casual sex than women  Women, apparently, do not actually have sex for emotional purposes  Men and women share mostly same goals for sex  Found that men and women prefer erotic things over romantic things  Men are more consistent at having orgasms than women  Men have higher sex drives than women Why the Differences  Men might be boasting  Women do not want to sound like a slut  Sometimes arousal is undetected, because it is hard to tell for women  Cultural factors: More partners make men have a higher status symbol, while it makes women sluts  Gender roles in society shape what we think is the norm Beyond Young Adults  Men: High sex drive younger and decreases as he becomes older (sex older focuses more on emotional aspects)  Women: Lower sex driver younger and increases and peaks at about 40  Person-Centered Sex: Sexual expression where the emphasis is on the relationship and emotions between the two people  Body-Centered Sex: Sexual expression where the emphasis is on the body and physical pleasure Transgender  Gender Dysphoria: Unhappiness with one’s gender  Transgender: Term to all people who cross the lines of their gender  Two-Spirit Person: Term by aboriginal people to describe those who have an alternative gender and sex expression  Intersex Person: Person born with mixed indicators of biological sex  Cross-Dress: Dressing in the stereotyped clothing of the other gender  Transsexual: Person whose physical sex does not match their identity  Gender Bender, Gender Free  Males-To-Female Transsexual (MtF) or Transwoman: A person born with a male body but has a female identity and wishes to undergo gender reassignment  Female-To-Male Transsexual (FtM) or Transman: A person born with a female body whose gender identity is male and who wishes to undergo gender reassignment  Gynephilic: When the transsexual is attracted to men  Androphilic: When the transsexual is attracted to women Gender Reassignment  Gender Reassignment: The surgery done on transsexuals to change their anatomy to match their gender identity  Through counseling and psychological evaluation, need to establish that the person is a true transsexual, as some people mistakenly do the transformation for the wrong reasons  Step 1: Real Life Experience for 1-2 years as the other gender  Step 2: Hormone injections  Step 3: Surgery  Gender Identity Disorder: A strong and persistent cross-gender identification  Buccal Smear: A test of genetic sex, where a small scraping of cells is taken from inside the mouth Gender Binary  Gender Binary: The classification of sex and gender into two distinct and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine o All traits locked
More Less

Related notes for HSCI 120

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.