GENDER ASSIGNMENT

the term used for the classification of an infant at birth as either male or female. Children born with ambiguous genitalia are usually assigned a gender by parents or physicians. See gender reassignment.

GENDER ASSIGNMENT: "Gender assignment is the classification of a baby at birth."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "GENDER ASSIGNMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gender-assignment/ (accessed May 24, 2018).
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