gender identity

gender identity
gender identity n the totality of physical and behavioral traits that are designated by a culture as masculine or feminine

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a person's self-conception as male and masculine or female and feminine, or ambivalent; usually based on physical characteristics, parental attitudes and expectations, and psychological and social pressures. It is the private experience of gender role. Cf. gender role.

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