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Gender Identity MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Gender Identity
Tree Number(s)
F01.393.446.250
F01.752.747.385.200
F01.752.747.722.200
F02.739.794.793.200
Unique ID
D005783
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005783
Annotation
psychological; do not confuse with SEX CHARACTERISTICS (physiological); do not confuse with SEXUAL ORIENTATION see SEX BEHAVIOR: gender identity is knowing that one is male or female; sexual orientation is preferring heterosexual or homosexual behavior
Scope Note
A person's concept of self as being male and masculine or female and feminine, or ambivalent, based in part on physical characteristics, parental responses, and psychological and social pressures. It is the internal experience of gender role.
Entry Term(s)
Gender
Previous Indexing
Identification (Psychology) (1968-1975)
Sex (1968-1975)
See Also
Transgender Persons
Public MeSH Note
1991; see IDENTIFICATION (PSYCHOLOGY) 1976-1990; for GENDER see SEX 1991-2003
History Note
1991(1975); for GENDER use SEX 1991-2003
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1975/07/21
Revision Date
2020/06/18

No Qualifiers
Gender Identity Preferred
Gender Related
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