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How is the sex of an individual determined?

How is the sex of an individual determined?

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School: University of Vermont
Department: Sociology
Course: Sociology of Sexuality
Professor: Mary burke
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: sexuality and sex
Cost: Free
Name: class notes from 9-1
Description: first class
Uploaded: 09/23/2016
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Faustostering “dueling dualisms”Don't forget about the age old question of What is the importance of studying sex?

Transgender - the movement across a socially imposed beauty away from an unchozen starting placeDon't forget about the age old question of What are monohybrid crosses?

feminism aimed to systematically dismantle the social structures that created gender - based oppression in the first place and that made women the “second sex”

“Sex is a determination Made through the application of socially agreed upon biological criteria for classifying persons as females or males” (West and Zimmerman)

We also discuss several other topics like Enumerate the 6 zones of off screen space.

Faustes reading - quotes show how “sex” too can be a social / cultural construct within the biological categoryDon't forget about the age old question of What makes obesity a more frequent problem than malnutrition?

Sex

  • Deffeing criteria
  • Biological / physiological criteria associated with males? Females?

*Does having a penis, testosterone, XY chromosomes make you a man?

  • What if you're missing one of these? Two?

We also discuss several other topics like What is the work of transfer of energy?

Olympic athlete example were she was antigen hone responsive and was banned from competition and stripped of titles. First person to challenge committee

Sex verification

Olympic gender testing methodsWe also discuss several other topics like - What symptoms do you note?

Chromosome - other gene test - hormone (antigen / testosterone)

With all this testing, no one has ever tried to compete as a woman - so why all the fuss?

Intersex - general term used for a veriety of situations in which a person is born with reproductuve or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male

  • Identity
  • DSD - disorder of sex development

Ambiguous genitalia - doesn't fit social norms for a penis or vigina

  • Specially a medical focus for “corrective surgery” even though it often this little health risks long term

DSD is medical jorgen for intersex

*Chart about % of “typical” births”*

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