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“Gender Is Not on My Agenda!”: Gender Dysphoria and Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Rita George
  • Mark StokesEmail author
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Abstract

Many people treat the terms “sex” and “gender” as though they were synonymous. Biological sex comprises physical attributes such as external genitalia and internal reproductive structures such as gonads, sex chromosomes, and sex hormones. Gender, on the other hand, can be a little less straightforward and is not inherently or exclusively associated to one’s physical anatomy. Gender is a product of the complex interrelationship between an individual’s biological sex and one’s gender identity, which is an internal sense of self as male, female, both, or neither.

Keywords

Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder Gender Identity Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Autism Spectrum Disorder Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychology, School of PsychologyDeakin UniversityGeelongAustralia

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