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gender

noun female, category, class, classification, delineation, kind, male, neuter, sex, sexuality, type
Associated concepts: gender law

GENDER. That which designates the sexes.
     2. As a general rule, when the masculine is used it includes the feminine, as, man (q. v.) sometimes includes women. This is the general rule, unless a contrary intention appears. But in penal statutes, which must be construed strictly, when the masculine is used and not the feminine, the latter is not in general included. 3 C. & P. 225. An instance to the contrary, however, may be found in the construction, 25 Ed. III, st. 5, c. 2, Sec. 1, which declares it to be high treason, "When a man doth compass or imagine the death of our lord the king," &c. These words, "our lord the king," have been construed to include a queen regnant. 2 Inst. 7, 8, 9; H. P. C. 12; 1 Hawk. P. C. c. 17; Bac. Ab. Treason, D.
     3. Pothier says that the masculine often includes the feminine, but the feminine never includes the masculine; that according to this rule if a man were to bequeath to another all his horses, his mares would pass by the legacy; but if he were to give all his mares, the horses would not be included. Poth. Introd. au titre 16, des Testaments et Donations Testamentaires, n. 170; 3 Brev. R. 9. In the Louisiana code in the French language, it is provided that the word fils, sons, comprehends filles, daughters. Art. 3522, n. 1. Vide Ayl. Pand. 57; 4 Car. & Payne, 216; S. C. 19 Engl. Com. Law R. 351; Barr. on the Stat. 216, note; Feme; Feme covert; Feminine; Male; Man; Sex; Women; Worthiest of blood.

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(81.) See e.g., Gender Identity Disorders: Transsexualism, Gender Identity Disorder of Childhood, and Atypical Gender Identity Disorder, AM.
(121) Six years after entering the prison system, Adams was diagnosed with gender identity disorder but was denied hormone treatment.
Demographic characteristics, social competence, and behavior problems in children with gender identity disorder: a cross-national, cross-clinic comparative analysis.
(103) The plaintiffs co-workers commented on her change of appearance with remarks such as "stop all this and go back to your previous appearance!" (104) One month after being diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder, the plaintiff was given a letter that terminated her employment.
Prisons that do provide frequently have policies which allow for the treatment of those who were treated prior to incarceration, but fail to address the medical needs of those who develop gender identity disorder during incarceration or who have no documented proof of their pre-incarceration transsexualism.
A separate study also reported on the experience of doctors from Children's Hospital Boston in treating 97 children and teens with gender identity disorder. This disorder goes beyond not conforming to gender norms and includes children who are very bothered by their physical gender and identify as the opposite sex.
A separate study that also appeared in Pediatrics reported on the experience of doctors from Children's Hospital Boston in treating 97 children and teens with gender identity disorder. This disorder goes beyond not conforming to gender norms and includes children who are very bothered by their physical gender and identify as the opposite sex.
Another report states that 1 in 11,000 men and 1 in 30,000 women seek treatment for gender dysphoria.2 Though Gender Identity Disorder and Gender Dysphoria are used synonymously at times, gender dysphoria relates to anxiety and confusion about individuals\' gender identity.
According to Diamond (2002), the term transsexual best describes adults, not children who may meet criteria for gender identity disorder (GID).
One speaker advocated for the depathologisation of transgender diagnosis, which is currently referred to as "gender identity disorder".
In "Removing Gender Identity Disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: A Call for Action" (April 2009), Ault and Brzuzy stated that in 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) "finally responded to decades of activism by removing homosexuality from DSM" (p.
In order to qualify for sex reassignment surgery one of the first steps is to be diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder GID (Ross 2009).