University Of Phoenix Laura Tena
Manon Doll July 8, 2013
Gender Identity Paper
When one is approached on the topic of gender identity, it may take their mind into a million places, but with scientific study the answers come with complicated return. This is all very new and continually will be close study. In 1940, the only way to give gender identity to the baby was during delivery and whether they had a penis or vagina, the other births were thought of as birth defects. That was just 70 years ago! Granted we come along way, but still have a long way to go.
Gender identity seems to have everything to do with genetics, and sex chromosomes (Pinel, 2009). Till this day a policy …show more content…
Because the secretion or lack thereof, of our hormones have all the effect on behavior when the hormones allow chemical reprocess in the body. The way our body reacts controls our personal designed. Hormones control our behavior when they work the endocrine system to send messages to the nervous system. (Pinel, 2009). Environmental influences primarily the way we react to our caregiver, friends and family and during the development stage will have an effect on the way a person acts later on in life. When discussing biological foundations of gender identity; it is imperative not to emphasized physical sexual differentiation to the exclusion of socio- environmental factors. Although the best way of deciding sexual identity is still sex assignment at birth for long term gender identity …show more content…
The effects it has on us and our social factors influences us even in our later sexual behaviors, and throughout our lives. I have met some women who are in gender change possess and I have to say “this is not something to take lightly. Women have killed themselves because of not feeling comfortable with their own skin. Whether it’s a gay a man or female with some male muscles, organs, or parts, these women and men suffer daily. Society still has a way to go when it comes to excepting the issues that gender identification brings up. I personally cannot imagine living a lie just so I would be accepted socially. I feel that when it comes to gender identity many people get a misunderstanding of what the actual meaning of it is. This can sometimes even turn out to be very controversial and arise many arguments. But I definitely feel that people shouldn’t be judged whether they are feminine or masculine just because of certain actions they do or decide to take over with. Even though gender identity consists of how one’s own belief is, sometimes people even make others begin to doubt what they really are. Sometimes depending on your culture or family background there are certain passages that help lead a man into manhood and some that help woman into