Distinguish between the terms sex and gender.
Why is it significant to understand the difference?
Explain how gender identity is formed and influenced.
How does society affect gender identity?
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1. Distinguish between the terms sex and gender. Why is it significant to understand the difference?
In distinguishing between sex and gender:
? Sex = male and female
? Gender = masculine and feminine
In other words, then, this means that:
? Sex refers to biological differences; chromosomes, hormonal profiles, internal and external sex organs.
? Gender describes the characteristics that a society or culture delineates as masculine or feminine (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/gendermed/sexandgender.html).
Since sex refers to the biology a person is born with and gender refers to the socially defined roles and characteristics of men and women associated with that sex, neither gender nor sex is a choice and do they refer to orientation. ...
By addressing the questions, this solution discusses aspects of sex, gender and gender identity.