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12 terms

Ch. 3 Vocab

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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