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Gender Identity

December 21, 2014

Gender Identity
Genetic factors, psychological factors, environmental situation and sexual hormones are a few different factors that determine gender identity. ”Gender identity is almost always consistent with chromosomal sex.” (Rathus, S. A., Nevid, J. S., and Fichner-Rathus, L. 2005). To be a boy or a girl is our destiny exactly when the sperm fertilizes the ovum. At this point a zygote is made. A zygote consists of 23 chromosomes from a female donor and 23 from a male donor. At six weeks of pregnancy a woman’s body begins to create and form what it is going to be. At about 7 weeks of pregnancy our genetic code (XX or YY) begins to assert. Anatomic sex was once always referred to as gender identity. Now the right was to ask an individual their anatomic sex that happened at birth is “sex assignment. Most children by the age of 3 have a good idea of their gender identity. In our gender identity our genes play a great big role. When the testicles are formed the SRY gene and the DNA bind together and distort to make them. The SRY gene is regulated by the sox 9 gene. A male fetus occurs when the SRY regulated the Sox 9 gene. If there was no help from the SRY gene we would have all female organs forming and no male organs. “Recent research suggests that as many as one in every hundred may have some intersex characteristics.” (Dormurat, 1998).
Many people cannot accept that their biological sex goes along with their gender identity. Transsexuals, inter-sexes individuals and transgender are the ones that often times believe this. Many difficulties start when society begins to think that a person must accept a manner of gender roles, this has to do with the individual being a male or female, and the person may feel that this does not match their gender identity. This happens to be what you would call gender identity disorder.   What this means is a person is very uncomfortable with their anatomic gender. Often times...