The reproductive cell (ovum or sperm cell).

Gang Rape:
Sexual assault committed by two or more people. See “Rape”.

Homosexual. See “Homosexuality.

Gay Bashing:
Physical or verbal assaults on people who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

Gay Liberation Movement:
The movement to establish civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender women and men.

Gay Rights:
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.

Gender Assignment:
Medical and legal description of one's gender that is given at birth.

Gender Dysphoria:
Conflicted feelings about one's gender, gender assignment, and gender identity.

Gender Identity:
Feelings about one's gender and gender role.

Gender Norms:
Social standards about appropriate feminine and masculine behavior.

Gender Roles:
Social norms about behaving feminine or masculine.

Gender Scripting:
The socialization process by which one is conditioned to adopt certain behaviors, preferences, and attitudes considered appropriate for her or his gender.

Gender Stereotypes:
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 cells‹the 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.



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