Embodied Therapy for Clients Expressing Gender Variation: Using Creative Movement to Explore and Express Body Image Concerns

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Expressive Therapies for Sexual Issues

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Although the terms gender and sex are often used interchangeably, they are different concepts. The term sex is used to refer to the biological indicators that are associated with male or female sex designation, such as genitals and the XX or XY chromosome patterns. The term gender refers to the social presentation of identity that is associated or attributed to the biological indicators of sex. Gender presentation includes clothing choice, first names, and cultural roles associated with men and women.

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