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University of Toronto Scarborough
Neda Maghbouleh

SociologyIIKalpanaKumarasalamthWeek2Jan132014Chapter 11 Sexualities and Gender Stratification Sex Versus GenderIs it a Boy or Girl Dr John Money Psychologist from Johns Hopkins Hospital Says he could assign babies a male or female identity Worlds first sex change clinic at John HopkinsIntersexed infants are babies born with ambiguous genitals because of a hormone imbalance in the womb or some other case Believed that infants with ambiguous genitals should be assigned sex by surgery or hormone treatmentsNewly assigned sexLead to child developing a selfidentityGender Identity and Gender Role What makes us male or female Biological ones sex depends on whether you were born with distinct male or female genitals and a genetic program that released either male or female hormones to stimulate the development of your reproductive system Gender refers to feelings attitudes desires and behaviours that are associated with a particular sexual category 1Sexuality refers to a persons capacity for erotic experiences and expressions2Gender identity refers to a persons sense of belonging to a particular sexual category male female homosexual lesbian bisexual 3Gender role refers to behaviour that conforms to widely shared expectations about
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