Sex and Gender Definitions

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Sex and Gender Unit

Androgyny: A type of gender where an individual shows high levels of both masculine and feminine traits.

Castration anxiety: The subconscious fear of having your penis removed.

Chromosomes: A part of a cell that contains genetic information, depending on the combination (XX or XY), they determine your sex.

Ego: The part of your subconscious that is concerned with keeping you reasonable and logical, and connects the id to reality.

Femininity: A gender term associated with female traits/roles, e.g. being sensitive and looking after children.

Gender: Definitions of masculinity and femininity that are determined by one's culture.

Hormones: Chemical messengers secreted from cells

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