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Descriptor English: Gender Identity
Descriptor Spanish: Identidad de Género
Descriptor Portuguese: Identidade de Gênero
Descriptor French: Identité de genre
Entry term(s): Gender
Gender Identities
Identity, Gender
Tree number(s): F01.393.446.250
F01.752.747.385.200
F01.752.747.722.200
F02.739.794.793.200
SP3.001.005.070.010.020.020
SP4.127.413.634
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005783
Scope note: A person's concept of self as being male and masculine or female and feminine, or ambivalent, based in part on physical characteristics, parental responses, and psychological and social pressures. It is the internal experience of gender role.
Annotation: psychological; do not confuse with SEX CHARACTERISTICS (physiological); do not confuse with SEXUAL ORIENTATION see SEX BEHAVIOR: gender identity is knowing that one is male or female; sexual orientation is preferring heterosexual or homosexual behavior
Previous Indexing: Identification (Psychology) (1968-1975)
Sex (1968-1975)
Public MeSH Note: 1991; see IDENTIFICATION (PSYCHOLOGY) 1976-1990; for GENDER see SEX 1991-2003
History Note: 1991(1975); for GENDER use SEX 1991-2003
Related: Transgender Persons MeSH
DeCS ID: 5924
Unique ID: D005783
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1975/07/21
Revision Date: 2016/07/05
Gender Identity - Preferred
Concept UI M0009056
Scope note A person's concept of self as being male and masculine or female and feminine, or ambivalent, based in part on physical characteristics, parental responses, and psychological and social pressures. It is the internal experience of gender role.
Preferred term Gender Identity
Entry term(s) Gender Identities
Identity, Gender
Gender - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0449345
Scope note Socially-constructed identity of male or female.
Preferred term Gender



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