Masculinities refer to the characteristics that define what it means to be a man or to be masculine. The scholarly discussion surrounding what makes someone a man or a woman has received much attention in recent years. In the past, many would argue that one’s masculine or feminine characteristics were determined by genitalia. In the present time, when modern medicine makes it feasible to alter these biological attributes, the question of how masculine and feminine are defined begs to be asked.

For decades, researchers and scholars have been examining gender formation and maintenance across a number of fields. Scholars have posited a number of theories related to gender development that often consider the nature versus nurture debate. Gender development has even been a point of discussion ...

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