Introduction to GBA+

Test your knowledge

Question 1 (Select all that apply.)

Now that you have explored the differences between sex and gender, try applying your knowledge. All of the statements below are a result of either sex or gender.

Select all the statements that are a result of gender influences:




Sex refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men, women and intersex persons. A person’s sex is most often designated by a medical assessment at the moment of birth. This is also referred to as birth-assigned sex.

Gender refers to the roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society may construct or consider appropriate for men and women. It can result in stereotyping and limited expectations about what women and men can and cannot do.

To review the definitions of sex and gender, choose Defining sex and gender in the menu.