The reproductive cell (ovum or sperm cell).
Sexual assault committed by two or more people. See Rape.
Homosexual. See Homosexuality.
Physical or verbal assaults on people who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
The movement to establish civil
rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender women and men.
Civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people that are equal to those guaranteed to straight people.
One's biological, social, or legal status as male or female.
Medical and legal description of one's gender that is given at birth.
Conflicted feelings about one's gender, gender assignment, and gender identity.
Feelings about one's gender and gender role.
Social standards about appropriate feminine and masculine behavior.
Social norms about behaving feminine or masculine.
The socialization process by which one is conditioned to adopt certain behaviors, preferences, and attitudes considered appropriate for her or his gender.
Unrealistic expectations based on gender.
External sex and reproductive organs (the penis and scrotum in men, the vulva in women). Sometimes the internal reproductive organs are also called genitals.
The soft, highly sensitive tip of the clitoris or penis. In men, the urethral opening is located on the glans.
Hormones secreted by the pituitary gland that trigger puberty by stimulating the gonads.
The organs that produce reproductive cellsthe ovaries of women, the testes of men.
A sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria that can cause sterility, arthritis, and sometimes heart problems. This disease can be treated with antibiotics and cured.
Remorse at believing one has done something wrong.
Sexual and reproductive health care for women.
Often a temporary condition during puberty in which the breasts of boys become larger.