A Quick Note on Gender and Sex in Laney College Biology Classes
Gender refers to the attitudes, feelings, and behaviors that a given culture associates with a person.
Here is a video that may increase your understanding – Expressing Myself, My Way
So what does sex mean in Biology?
Your textbook says a biological female is XX and a biological male is XY. In reality, there is a lot of biological variation! Remember, Biology also covers more than humans, these genes exist in many life forms.
- Sex chromosomes
- Hormone production
- Sexual organs
- Production of eggs, sperm or variations of those
Here are some ways these genetic variations express. Looks more complex than just two options, right?
Here is a link to help your understanding of using pronouns:
Would you like to learn more?
Groups with support material
Here is this information as PPT slides: Gender-Sex Slides
Need to change the name listed in Passport? Here’s how: Preferred Name Guidelines