Different terms are regularly used in theories of sexuality and gender, for example sex, gender, gender identity, gender expressions, gender roles, sexual orientation. It is important to be clear about the meanings of such terms. Gender is an area that cuts across thinking about society, law, politics and culture , and it is frequently discussed in relation to other aspects of identity and social position, such as class, ethnicity, age and physical ability. Gender is also an important concept within a range of social and political debates and may influence these debates differently according to cultural context. These are examples of how gender can be misunderstood and politicised. A number of definitions have been put forward by different organisations.
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Sex is a trait that determines an individual's reproductive function, male or female , in animals and plants that propagate their species through sexual reproduction. Commonly in plants and animals, male organisms produce smaller gametes spermatozoa, sperm while female organisms produce larger gametes ova , often called egg cells. Males and females of a species may be similar sexual monomorphism , or have physical differences sexual dimorphism. The differences reflect the different reproductive pressures the sexes experience. For instance, mate choice and sexual selection can accelerate the evolution of physical differences between the sexes. The terms male and female typically do not apply in sexually undifferentiated species in which the individuals are isomorphic look the same and the gametes are isogamous indistinguishable in size and shape , such as the green alga Ulva lactuca. If there are instead functional differences between gametes, such as in fungi ,  they may be referred to as mating types. Sex is genetically determined in most mammals by the XY sex-determination system , where male mammals carry an X and a Y chromosome XY , whereas female mammals carry two X chromosomes XX. Other chromosomal sex-determination systems in animals include the ZW system in birds, and the X0 system in insects.
Origin of sex
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Sex and gender are different, and it is crucial to understand why. A person typically has their sex assigned at birth based on physiological characteristics, including their genitalia and chromosome composition. Gender, on the other hand, involves how a person identifies. Unlike natal sex, gender is not made up of binary forms. Instead, gender is a broad spectrum. A person may identify at any point within this spectrum or outside of it entirely. People may identify with genders that are different from their natal sex or with none at all. These identities may include transgender , nonbinary, or gender-neutral.