The term transgender describes people whose gender identity differs from the sex to which they were assigned at birth.
The terms "sex" and "gender" are frequently used interchangeably, but the connotations of "gender" are more complex. The word refers to a range of social characteristics that define what is typically accepted as "masculine" or "feminine," including gender identity, and individual's biological sex, and social structures that are based upon sex, not all of which fit neatly into a male/female binary interpretation. Here you can the latest research exploring the relationship between sex and gender, and discover how new discoveries in biology and cognition are changing the ways in which we define ourselves.
Women who trekked across Antarctica in the first-ever all-female expedition broke more than gender norms — they also busted this gender myth.
Women who have gone on a diet alongside men may have noticed a frustrating outcome: The pounds seem to fall off the men, while stubbornly sticking to women.
There's a lot of misinformation out there for parents about doctors and gender non-conforming and transgender children. Here's the truth.
A transgender woman was able to produce enough milk to breast-feed her partner's newborn baby for six weeks, according to a new report of the case.
Gender is more of a flexible state than most people think. And as children, we start out thinking more flexibly about gender than we do as adults.
After three years of improvement, the well-being of Americans ticked downward in 2017, according to a new poll, though some demographics were spared.
A fertility doctor says that in theory, men could attempt to become pregnant as soon as "tomorrow" thanks to advances in uterus transplant surgeries. But others say it won't be anytime soon.
A Google employee wrote a manifesto arguing that innate differences between men and women may partly explain the gender gap in tech jobs, but experts say that's off-base
Men and women struggle similarly to balance work and family, meaning that "having it all" is not solely a female struggle.
Why do we consider some occupations 'male' and other 'female'? New research sheds some light on how giving jobs genders hurts everyone, men included.
President Donald Trump said today (July 26) that transgender individuals could not serve in the military.
New research shows that dads really do make less-healthy choices when feeding the family — and this can take a toll on moms.
Products aimed at regrowing hair cost more when they are marketed to women than when they are marketed to men, a new study finds.
The number of surgeries done to confirm a person's gender identity, also referred to as sex reassignment surgeries, has increased in recent years.
Estrogens are hormones that that are important for sexual and reproductive development, mainly in women. They are also referred to as female sex hormones.