gender identity

gender identity
noun
your identity as it is experienced with regard to your individuality as male or female; awareness normally begin in infancy and is reinforced during adolescence
Hypernyms: ↑identity, ↑personal identity, ↑individuality

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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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