Atypical gender development


A Level


5m 50s
1976 Olympic decathlon winner, Bruce Jenner, best known as a member of the Kardashian family, went through gender reassignment surgery and now lives as a woman called Caitlyn Jenner. It’s not uncommon these days; between 2000 and 2016 865 sex-change operations were performed by the NHS’ This would suggest that gender identity disorder is becoming more understood and accepted by society. However it is estimated that 1 in every 5,000 people may have the condition, many of whom are reluctant to publicly admit it, as they fear rejection and bullying. In this podcast we’ll be discussing gender identity disorder, especially biological and social explanations for the condition.


Jean Marc Lawton


Atypical gender development - task

  • Listen to the podcast on atypical gender development and makes notes as you do, that will allow you to construct a mind map on explanations for gender dysphoria that focus on:

1] Biological explanations

2] Social explanations

  • You may find that you need to listen to the podcast more than once to achieve this

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