Sexual Differentiation Notes

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Sexual Differentiation Background Development of genitalia and brain from an undifferentiated prototype How does the male develop? Different developmental outcomes Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome
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BRAIN Evidence of within-sex differences in neuroanatomy. First reported neuroanatomical difference between homosexual and heterosexual males revealed the SCN was larger and more elongated in homosexual males. This SCN morphology is typically found in women. Dick Swaab Simon LeVay Fingers
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Two fundamentally different explanations for how gender develops . 2) Gender is the result of nature: particularly the effects of hormones on the developing brain. 1) We are psychosexually neutral at birth: gender is a consequence of the nurture we receive as children. Sex vs Gender
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Sexual Differentiation Background Development of genitalia and brain from an undifferentiated prototype How does the male develop? Different developmental outcomes Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome
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What makes a male a male? Sex-determining region
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  • Fall '10
  • FLANIGAN
  • Intersexuality, Androgen insensitivity syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, nital adre hype, onge nal rplasia

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