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"You can change your gender but not your sex": the forgotten lessons of genetics

2023-07-25T05:11:14.158Z

Highlights: Claudine Junien is professor emeritus of medical genetics and corresponding member of the National Academy of Medicine. It is illusory to claim to be able to "change sex," she argues. The term "gender" is frequently confused with the very old term "sex" This vision is therefore still limited, for many, to visible reproductive organs, and sexuality. The great confusion between these two terms is such that for some, change the... You still have 92% to discover.


INTERVIEW - In the book It's your sex that makes the difference (Plon) written with Nicolas Pirollaud, Claudine Junien, professor emeritus of medical genetics and corresponding member of the National Academy of Medicine, sweeps away the doxa of gender that sees in the differences between the...


From gendered toys to cardiovascular disease to tobacco addiction, the professor emeritus explores the different facets of gender difference and shows how it is shaped by biology. It is illusory to claim to be able to "change sex," she argues.

LE FIGARO.- From ignorance to ideology through false beliefs, the notions of gender and sex today are at the origin of violent debates. On the sex side, they are based on outdated notions that are not reconcilable. What are these obsolete notions just waiting to be deconstructed?

The term "gender", which has recently appeared through "Gender Studies", is frequently confused with the very old term "sex" but too often reduced to a "bikini" vision. This vision is therefore still limited, for many, to visible reproductive organs, and sexuality. The great confusion between these two terms is such that for some, change the...

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