Human Sexuality Study Guide 1

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Definition of Gender

the psychological state of being female or male

What does "Developing distinctive reproductive anatomy" mean?

it means that a human develops reproductive anatomy that is clearly identifiable as male or female

Chromosome patterns for girl/boy

XX/XY

What is Klinefelder's Syndrome?

a sex chromosome disorder caused by an extra X set chromosome

What is Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia?

a form of intersexualism in which a genetic female has internal female sexual structures but masculinized external genitals

What is sexism?

the prejudgment that, because of her or his sex, a person will posses negative traits

What is gender identity?

one's belief that one is male or female

What is sexual orientation?

one's sexual prerference toward the same or opposite sex

A person who exhibits mixed or neutral gender characteristics is said to be _____.

gender dysphoric

Definition of transsexualism

a condition in which people strongly desire to be of the other sex and live as a person of the other sex

Definition of transvestism

cross-dressing to achieve sexual arousal or gratification

What are the external structures of the female genitalia termed?

the pudendum or vulva

What is the mons veneris and where is it located?

a mound of fatty tissue that covers the joint of the pubic bones in the front of the body, below the abdomen and above the clitoris

What is the function of the clitoris?

to respond to stimuli and provide sexual pleasure

Wht is a Clitorectomy?

a process in which the clitoris is surgically removed

What is a Labiaplasty?

a surgical procedure to reshape the inner lips of the vagina

What is a Vaginoplasty?

a surgical procedure to construct a vagina or treat structural defects

What is a Hymenoplasty?

a surgical procedure to reconstruct the hymen

Where is the "perineum"?

between the vaginal opening and the anus

Where is the G-Spot?

around one to two inches inside from the vaginal entrance

What is the Endometrium?

the innermost layer of the uterus

According to the text when should a woman have her first pelvic exam?

around the time they reah their late teens

The head ofthe penis is also called?

the glans or meatus

What tube carries both sperm and urine in the male?

the urethra

Where is the greatest # of nerve endings in te male genitals?

the tip of the penis or meatus

What is the pouch of skin holding the testicles called?

the scrotum

What does the cremasteric muscle do?

raises and lowers the testicles in response to temperature changes and sexual stimulaton

Wht gland producs pre-ejaculatory fluid?

the cowper's glands

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