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Human Sexuality Study Guide 1

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
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