Since writing The Women’s Book I get a LOT of questions about women’s physiology. While most are from women of course, I do get some from men. A specific question is how much of the information in that book applies to men with low testosterone and/or elevated estrogen levels. The answer is very little of it and to understand why I need to examine female vs male physiology.
Sex vs. Gender So I don’t Get Crucified by Jezebel
Strictly speaking, sex and gender are different. Sex is a description of biology: testicles, penis, ovaries and such. Gender refers to what someone identifies as sexually. A biological male can identify as a female and a biological female may identify as a male.
In research, scientists use sex and gender interchangeably with seemingly no general preference and I will too (as I do in The Women’s Book with the same pedantic note). I acknowledge and understand that they are NOT the same thing and it’s nothing more than a stylistic writing choice with no implication whatsoever that sex or gender are relatively more or less relevant or important than each other.… Keep Reading