Please write at LEAST three paragraphs for each question.
- When friends of new parents ask, “What is the baby’s sex?” they could be asking two things: (a) Does the baby have the biological genitalia of a male or female, and/or (b) Will your baby follow the social role of a male or female? Describe the major differences between the terms sex and gender. When YOU ask this question, what are you really asking?
- Discuss some of the ways that puberty can adversely affect mental health and social functioning (with peers and parents). Explore this further with regard to individuals who experience atypical sexual development.
- In what ways has American culture impacted your understanding and expression of your own sexuality? Given some introspection, do you see any of this as potentially problematic and/or productive? Explain.