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Understanding Gender Identity

Discussing what science tells us about gender and what we can discern about gender identities.



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While many of us know male and female, they are not the only terms used to describe a person's gender. With identities such as cisgender, nonbinary, and agender to name a few, there are now more than seventy ways to describe a person's gender.

For the full hour, we are joined by Dr. Fay Guarraci, Professor of Psychology at Southwestern University, to discuss gender and the science behind gender and different gender identities.

Dr. Guarraci also explains how a person's sex is biological, while gender is more socially constructed, how situations arise when the brain, internal organs, and external organs aren’t on the same page, which can lead to individuals being intersex, as well as the differences between the different gender identities.



Dr. Fay Guarraci

  • Professor of Psychology, Southwestern University Georgetown Texas

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