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chromosome test

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A test used for determining sex. It involves staining a thin scraping from inside the cheeks (a buccal smear) using a nuclear dye and a fluorescent compound. The former stains a dense body...

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discrimination

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Treating one or more members of a specified group unfairly as compared with other people. Discrimination may be illegal on the ground of sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability,...

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Equal Opportunities Commission

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(EOC)

A body established by the Sex Discrimination Acts 1975 and 1986 to work towards eliminating discrimination on grounds of sex or marital status, to promote equality of...

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equality clause

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A clause in a contract of employment stipulating that if a woman is employed on similar work to that of a man in the same employment, or on work rated as equivalent or of equal value to...

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gender reassignment

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A physiological and ultimately surgical procedure, under medical supervision, for the purpose of changing a person's sexual characteristics. The process is undertaken by transsexual...

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sex

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

1 The sum of the characteristics concerned with sexual reproduction and the raising of young, by which males, females, and hermaphrodites may be distinguished.

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sex stratification

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A ranking system in which sex is the basis for making the evaluations so that gender becomes the basis for social stratification. See also sex discrimination.

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sexism

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The inability or refusal to recognize the rights, needs, dignity, or value of people of one sex or gender. More widely, the devaluation of various traits of character or intelligence as...

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sexual Harassment

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Persistent unwelcome sexual remarks, looks, or advances, especially from a senior colleague in the workplace. See also stalking.

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