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Abortion

Abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy, usually before the embryo or fetus is capable of independent life.

Abortions are performed either surgically or medically. A medical abortion - in which the woman takes two drugs 48 hours apart - is approved only during the first nine weeks of pregnancy.

AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Gender

It is common in our culture to identify a person's gender by their body features. When someone is born, those features are used to assign that person a gender on their birth certificate. That is not always correct, however.

Research shows that the gender a person feels they are can differ from the gender their body makes them appear. A person's gender identity is which gender a person identifies themselves as, regardless of their physical attributes.

Those who identify themselves as a gender different than their assumed gender at birth are labeled transgender. They may appear to be the gender on their birth certificate, or they may appear to be the gender they identify as.

Several studies estimate there are approximately 700,000 transgender people in the United States, though neither the U.S. Census Bureau or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) obtains this information.

Referenced by...
New policy would ban most transgender troops (2018-Mar-23)
Issue: Transgender Military Service

Gender Dysphoria (GD)

Medical condition in which there is a conflict between a person's biological gender and the gender with which they psychologically identify.

Referenced by...
New policy would ban most transgender troops (2018-Mar-23)
Issue: Transgender Military Service

Gender Transition

The process of relieving gender dysphoria by taking actions to align a person's body and/or social behavior with the gender they identify as.

Forms of gender transition include...

o Social: Helping the person live as the gender they identify with

o Medical: Using hormones and hair removal (or addition) to help align the person's body with the gender they identify as.

o Surgical: This includes genital reconstruction surgery

Referenced by...
New policy would ban most transgender troops (2018-Mar-23)
Issue: Transgender Military Service

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus - the virus the causes AIDS.

It can be transmitted through sexual contact, blood (transfusions, needle sharing), or from a mother to child - either in the uterus or through breast milk.

A person infected with the virus will have it for the rest of their life, though they might not develop AIDS.

LGBT

Acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. Other initials often are added for various alternative labels of sexuality.

A term generally used when referring to those seeking civil rights on the same level as those who are heterosexual.

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