gender-identity

gender identity

noun
a person's inner sense of being male or female, usually developed during early childhood as a result of parental rearing practices and societal influences and strengthened during puberty by hormonal changes.
Also called core gender identity.
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gender identity n.
A person's sense of being male or female, resulting from a combination of genetic and environmental influences.

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