sexual dimorphism

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sexual dimorphism

n
(Biology) biology differences in appearance between the males and females of a species
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The horse judging contest is based on students determining balance, structural correctness, breed and sex characteristics, and conformation.
Dysphoria related to primary and secondary sex characteristics may make exams particularly distressing.
During puberty, the treatment becomes more difficult because this is when the secondary sex characteristics appear.
Sex refers to the physical characteristics that are associated with being male or female, including primary sex characteristics such as genitals and secondary sex characteristics such as breasts.
To the amazement and delight of most attendees, she stated that in 2016 Intersex Iceland is pushing for legislation based on the concept of the universal human right to bodily integrity, which would outlaw surgical alteration of any non-consenting child's sex characteristics, thereby protecting the child's physical integrity and bodily autonomy.
Intersex-A person who is born with physical and/or chromosomal features in which sex characteristics usually considered belonging to distinctly male or female bodies are combined in a single body.
3) Furthermore, the secondary sex characteristics that develop during puberty can be much more difficult to remove in adulthood.
a strong desire for the primary (eg, penis or vagina) or secondary (eg, menstruation) sex characteristics of the other gender.
Malta was applauded for its Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Sex Characteristics Act (GIGESC), which is meant to protect individuals' physical integrity, bodily autonomy, and self-determination.
He advised avoiding finasteride until body hair and other desired secondary sex characteristics are fully developed, which could be up to 2 years.
The report Protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the European Union: Comparative legal analysis reveals key developments and trends in the legal protection of fundamental rights of LGBTI people across the EU.
Zzyym is the associate director of the United States affiliate of the Organization Intersex International, an advocacy group for intersex people who are "born with, or who develop naturally in puberty, biological sex characteristics which are not typically male or female," according to its (http://oii-usa.