In this article it is my hope to highlight some of the most important aspects of gender and sexual identity within the confines of hardcore science: psychology, biology, and sociology.
Note: Even though the DSM-5 lists "Gender Identity Disorder" (GID) as "Gender Dysphoria" (GD), after talking with and interviewing a number of people, it is my conclusion that "Gender Dysphoria" even though renamed over the years, contains within it too simular wording as "Gender Identity Disorder" (GID), therefore, in this article GID is synonymous to a degree, with that of GD. It is then up to the genderqueer, pansexual, LGBTQ community and scientists to decide what stays in the DSM and what does not.
IEET Contributor Wes Strong wrote a follow up to this essay from a social constructivist point of view.
The following is an updated version of a 2010 article "Will gender exist 100 years from now, or does it already not exist?"