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...and transgender community has grown exponentially in recent years. In this light, it becomes clear that both nature as well nurture contribute to one’s gender expression. However, the results of biological factors, most especially hormone exposure, simply outpace any arguments for nurture related consequences. While child rearing might sway one’s perception of gender to the left or right, without the results of genetics, gender differences would not be as impactful. With all of this said, the reason for gender differences and expression should not be as controversial as it is. Being different and accepting differences is what separates humans from animals and thus whether it is nature or nurture that leads to gender identification is irrelevant. Hopefully the current societal trend will continue and acceptance will become a natural part of the sociocultural landscape.
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