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8.1: Introduction

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    Sex refers to physical or physiological differences between male, female, and intersex bodies, including both primary sex characteristics (the reproductive system) and secondary sex characteristics (such as breasts and facial hair). Gender is a term that refers to social or cultural distinctions associated with a given sex; it is generally considered to be a socially constructed concept.


    This page titled 8.1: Introduction is shared under a CC BY license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Krischa Esquivel, Emily Elam, Jennifer Paris, & Maricela Tafoya.