Outline and evaluate the Biological approach to gender development The biological approach to gender development tells us that sex determines if an individual is genetically a male or female but that gender determines your own feelings about who you are as a person, either masculine or feminine, and this is due to the differences in their brains. This usually is due to the chromosomes a person has or hormonal differences. Every individual has 23 pairs of chromosomes. Women have 2 X chromosomes while men have an X and a Y chromosome. As an embryo, a male’s Y chromosome starts to produce testosterone and other male sex hormones.
We without help from the SRY gene; female reproductive organs would form instead of male organs. Some people do not believe that their gender identity corresponds with their biological sex (mainly transgender people, but also including; transsexuals and inter-sexed individuals as well.) Difficulties can begin because society maintains that a person must accept a manner of social gender roles, which is based on their sex, and the person may feel that it is not consistent with their gender identity. This is known as “gender
Bodies are, so we think, natural, God- given, sacred, hardwired. Human babies come equipped with a set of male or female organs, hormones, and chromosomes (Conley, 2013). The term “sex” can also be advanced to “sexuality” which can be referenced to the sexual identity or sexual orientation of an individual. Since sex and sexuality is a biological trait it is believed to be fixed and determined only by
This is caused by the accumulation of endometrial cells in the wrong place, and pressure exerted during sex causes the location of the endometrial cells to throb. Infertility is another symptom that is observed with endometriosis. Almost 50% of all women with endometriosis also
F) Which adaptation would have taken place in the pubic symphysis of the female skeleton during the later stages of her pregnancy in preparation for the birthing process? Answer: The hormone relaxin is released to increase the flexibility of the pubic symphysis to ease delivery of the baby. G) What clues could Stefan have used to identify the gender of the pelvis? Answer: Females have an open, circular pelvic inlet; broader sciatic notch; wider angle where the two pubic bones meet in front; more outwardly flared hip bones. H) How would Stefan have distinguished between the left and right hip bones?
The presentation then explains the inside of the male and female reproductive system and how both are different from each other. I.e. Male sperm are more on the quantity than quality while female eggs value quality. The union of the two sets of chromosome from the male and female allows a merger of new unique sets of traits. This makes up for the individuality and uniqueness of a person which is quite different from “clones.” We are not the exact replica of our parents.
Gender is put into “masculine” and “feminine” categories while sex is put into “male” and “female”categories. How do gender and sex contribute to the concepts and constructions of masculinity and femininity? Gender and sex have so much to do with masculinity and femininity. Like I said above [Gender is put into “masculine” and “feminine” categories while sex is put into “male” and “female”categories.] Males are considered masculine because they are “rough and tough” and females are considered feminine because of history and women having to act like a “proper lady”.
Females, on the other hand, follow their gut feelings and their “female intuition” and employ the “‘tend or befriend’” strategy. Both genders have some similarities but not so much so that we can pass off as the opposite gender. Our feeling and reactions are what makes us a male or female. Hormones such as testosterone have some affect but our emotions largely make us who we
The biosocial explanation of gender was advanced by Money and Ehrhardt, who proposed that there are a number of critical events that affect the early development of a child. These events begin before birth in the form of maternal hormones and genes. However, from birth onwards, social factors also begin to play an important part. Once a child is labelled as a boy or a girl, they are treated very differently and these social factors interact with the biological ones to determine the child’s gender identity. In the majority of cases, the child’s biological sex matches their gender and there are no problems.
Gender inequality is amongst us all in any given society. Although gender is not as simple as may seem. Gender comes into play along with a number of different aspects such as sex, gender and gender roles. Each of these aspects play a significant part when speaking of the different social problems encountered by men and women. Sex makes up the biological differences; of male or female.