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estrogen

female sex hormones

androgen

male sex hormones

genetic sex

the presence of female or male chromosomes

testosterone

male sex hormone secreted by the testes; responsible for male developmental characteristics

sexual scripts

unspoken mental plans defining actions expected in a sexual encounter

genital sex

presence of female or male genitals

androgyny

presence of both masculine and feminine traits

homophobia

fear of homosexuality

paraphilias

compulsive or destructive deviations in sexual preferences or behavior

sexual orientation

one's degree of emotional and erotic attraction to members of the same, opposite, or both sexes

gender roles

pattern of behaviors regarded as masculine or feminine

double standard

applying different standards for appropriateness of male and female behavior

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