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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 12 Gender Gender Development (Biological) Sex chromosomes XX-female XY-male Sex hormones Androgens (e.g. testosterone) Aggression and sexual behavior Gender Development Exposure of excess hormones during pregnancy: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia- genetic defect that leads to abnormally high levels of androgens XX-females Genitals confused More interest in being male than girls without CAH Gender Development Androgen-insensitive males-genetic defect that causes males not to have androgen receptors XY males Bodies look female Think of themselves as female Attracted to males Do not develop female reproductive organs Gender Development Pelvic Field Defect Boys- missing penis Doctors recommendations Childrens experiences Boy without a penis Bad circumcision Raised as girl Life-time effects I mportance of hormone exposure?...
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