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core gender identity:

Or: CGI / gender-identity , in psychoanalytic theory:

1. The innermost experience of oneself as a male (maleness) or female (femaleness).

2. An infant's developing sense of self as a boy or girl that occurs in the first years of childhood dependent principally on sex assignment and rearing.

3. The combination of physical characteristics, sex chromosomes, fetal gonads and sex-hormones that identify an individual as male or female. Also spelled: core-gender identity.

See Also: AEGIS, bigendered, CGI, chromo, core gender identity, crosswired, dogface, doggie, dumbo, GD, GEM, gender, gender dysphoria, gender identity, gender variant, GIDAANT, hardcore, non-conforming gender, nonconforming gender, omnigendered, pangendered, polygendered, sexual identity, sexual preference, transcengender, transgender, transgendered, transgenderism, transgressively gendered, transhomosexuality, truegendered, TWRL, variant expressive

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