Flashcards in Transgender Deck (56)
What is "sex"?
Pattern of biological sexual characteristics, based on physical characteristics
What is "intersex"?
Anatomical or physiological aspects of the opposite sex, variations from the norm
What is "gender"?
Culturally dictated expectations, actions, and behaviors which are dictated by the genitals
True or false: gender is culturally specific, and variable over time
What is gender identity?
Inner sense of place on the male-female spectrum
When does gender identity set in?
2-3 years old
What is asexual?
Not being attracted to other people
What is the major issue with sexual identity in terms of sexual orientation?
What are sexual preferences?
Sexual desires of chosen activities, actions, and behaviors
What is gender assignment?
The initial assignment at birth as male or female
What is "gender atypical"?
Features or behavior that are not "typical" for the assigned gender in a given society in a given time
What was gender identity disorder in the DSM IV?
Conflict between sexual identity and gender identity that causes distress
What is gender dysphoria?
An individual's affective/cognitive discontent/distress with the gender assignment
What is the definition of transgender?
Broad spectrum of individuals who identify with a gender difference from their natal gender
What is a transexual?
An individual who seeks, or who has undergone, a social transition from male to female or v.v
What is the transition period?
The period during which an individual is moving from the assigned sex at birth to their gender identity
Is hormonal therapy FDA approved for transsexual?
What is gender reassignment?
Denotes an official, usually legal change of a gender
What are bigendered people?
People who identify as both masculine and feminine
Who are androgynes?
Midline between masculine and feminine
Who are agender people?
People who do not identify as a male or female
In terms of the diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria, what is the duration that is needed? Of the 6 criteria, how many are needed?
What are the six criteria that are used to diagnose gender dysphoria?
1. Incongruence between one's experienced/expressed gender
2. Desire to be rid of primary and/or secondary sexual characteristics
3. Strong desire for the primary/secondary characteristics of the other gender
4. Strong desire to be of the other gender
5. Desire to be treated as the other gender
6. Conviction that one has the typical feelings and reactions of the other gender
True or false: the suicide risk associated with transgender pts can persist after reassignment
Often, cross gender behavior present before what age?
Who generally more often experiences gender dysphoria?
What is the typical outcome of boys who express cross-gender behavior?
True or false: in terms of trans people, if they've got it, it needs to be checked
What is cis-genderism?
The idea that everyone is comfortable with their assigned sex