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The cases in which morphology and phenotype conflict are where complications about definition arise.
In such cases, loss of a penis should not be considered definitive of the person’s gender, but this is very different from cases of sex reassignment surgery.
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7.11) writes: “You shall not offer” – I only know that they may not offer [castrated animals] how do I know that they cannot perform [the castration]?
Thus, I believe that the best explanation of the rabbinic view–and a good starting point for a modern halakhic treatment of the problem–may be found in the interplay between phenotype, gender identity, and morphology.
According to the rabbis, someone who is phenotypically male, identifies as male, but has lost his penis, remains male.INTRODUCTION – THE COMPLEX NATURE OF GENDER One of the most stable identity markers for most people is their gender.