The Scotland GRA Reform Bill proposes changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004, to enable a system of self-ID with no need for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria and a lowering of the age from 18 to 16 for a gender recognition certificate. Debate on this issue has been lively. Three responses to the consultation… Continue reading The Scottish legislation on the GRA Reform Bill
Anatomy, Biology, Physiology, Pregnancy And Surgery
A note on ‘sex’ and ‘gender’: There is sometimes confusion about the terms ‘sex’ and ‘gender’. On this website we use the term ‘sex’ as in a person’s status at birth (conception) as male or female. ‘Gender’ however is the term used to denote a person’s chosen, ascribed or assumed status as a girl /… Continue reading Anatomy, Biology, Physiology, Pregnancy And Surgery
Does the sex, gender and trans debate highlight conflicting human rights?
To what extent can these different claimed rights be resolved, and how? Conflicting rights is commonplace in equality legislation. It is necessary to find a balance for all concerned parties when considering new policies, or individuals needs. Equality Impact Assessment and Public Sector Equality Duty, require organisations to critically review their policies, assessing any impact… Continue reading Does the sex, gender and trans debate highlight conflicting human rights?
Sex, gender and sport
This article (May 2022) by Emma Hilton provides a general picture of what 'the science' tells us about biological sex advantages in sport: What science tells us about transgender women athletes. Also of interest, by Jon Pike? A step change in sports policy: The UK Sports Councils’ new guidance on trans inclusion is a breath of… Continue reading Sex, gender and sport
The psychology of sex, gender, groups and trauma
Two intersecting aspects of psychology may be particularly relevant to issues around sex and gender. One is self perception (who do I think I am?) and the other is group dynamics (how do the people around me / those with whom I associate) defend my / our identities? Every person has an identity and character… Continue reading The psychology of sex, gender, groups and trauma