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Descriptor in English: Gender Identity
Descriptor in Spanish: Identidad de Género
Descriptor in Portuguese: Identidade de Gênero
Descriptor in French: Identité de genre
Entry term(s): Gender
Gender Identities
Gender Role
Gender Roles
Identity, Gender
Man's Role
Men's Role
Role, Man's
Role, Men's
Role, Sex
Role, Woman's
Role, Women's
Roles, Gender
Roles, Men's
Roles, Sex
Roles, Woman's
Roles, Women's
Sex Role
Sex Roles
Woman's Role
Woman's Roles
Women's Role
Women's Roles
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
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
History Note: 1991(1975); for GENDER use SEX 1991-2003
See also the descriptors: Transgender Persons MeSH
DeCS UI: 5924
Descriptor UI: D005783
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
Sex Role - Narrower
Concept UI M0009057
Preferred term Sex Role
Entry term(s) Gender Role
Gender Roles
Role, Sex
Roles, Gender
Roles, Sex
Sex Roles
Gender - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0449345
Scope note Socially-constructed identity of male or female.
Preferred term Gender
Men's Role - Narrower
Concept UI M0009058
Preferred term Men's Role
Entry term(s) Man's Role
Role, Man's
Role, Men's
Roles, Men's
Woman's Role - Narrower
Concept UI M0009059
Preferred term Woman's Role
Entry term(s) Role, Woman's
Role, Women's
Roles, Woman's
Roles, Women's
Woman's Roles
Women's Role
Women's Roles



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