Why is gender identification so important to human growth and development?


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Wrong section. Sex is the word used in biology and nothing about " gender identification is outside the realm of biology. When someone identifies od a certain sexual orientation or a variation on sexual identity there are strong biological underpinnings to this identification.

You are probable too young to realize your question is trivial in a biological sense. Of course how one identifies oneself is going to impact how one develops because everyone needs a sense of accepted sexuality, or ones growth can be stunted. The interesting part is that one does not put on this identity arbitrarily, except in some willfully rare cases, but one's genetic makeup and the interaction with the immediate environment rather " grows " the person's sexual identity.
To say the sex is about biology and that gender is about the way you act or feel is a oft used confusion in the social sciences.

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