Asked by Alyssa Hagen on Feb 18, 2024

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Identify terms used to describe people whose gender identity or expression does not correspond with binary, biologically-based male/female categories
  • Recognizing the existence of non-binary gender identities
  • Familiarity with terms such as genderqueer, genderfluid, and agender
  • Understanding the concept of gender identity and expression
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Clarisa Alaniz

Feb 18, 2024

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Student answers may vary.Key terms and concepts that may be included in student responses include:
▪ A number of terms are used by and for people whose gender identity or expression does not correspond with binary, biologically-based male/female categories, and who would not necessarily be diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
▪ These terms include "transgender," "gender variant," "genderqueer," "gender nonconforming," "nonbinary," and "transsexual," among others.
▪ The term transgender (or "trans")is currently the most widely used, and refers to the broad spectrum of individuals who transiently or persistently identify with a gender different from their natal gender.This may include nontraditional gender identity that is recognized as neither male nor female.
▪ The term "transsexual," more widely used in the past, refers primarily to people who have chosen to undergo sexual reassignment surgery or hormonal treatment to align their biology with their gender identity.It is a more medically-based term than the broader, socially-based "transgender" umbrella term, and is considered offensive by some.