Sex and Gender

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What is Sex Identity?
Sex identity is a biological term which refers to the chromosomes and hormones in a persons body, which makes them male or female.
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What is gender identity?
Gender identity is a psychological terms which refers to the attitudes and behaviours that make someone feminin or masculin.
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What are the biological differences between females and males?
Females have XX chromosomes and Oestrogen hormone while males have XY chromosomes and testosterone hormone.
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How can sex identity and gender identity be distinguished?
Sex identity is defined in the same way in all cultures while gender identity can be different in different cultures. Gender is a social construct.
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What is the Oedipus complex?
When a young boy in the phallic stage experiences conflict because he has unconscious feelings of desire towards his mother and is afraid of his father.
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What is the Electra complex?
When a young girl experiences conflict because she had unconscious feelings of desire towards her father and is afraid of losing her mothers love.
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