CFS 240 Chapter 03 - Chapter 3 Gender Issues Biological...

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Chapter 3 – Gender Issues Biological sex- biological degree maleness or femaleness chromosomes o males – XY o females – XX short arm on y chromosome initiates development of testes gonads – reproductive organs o testes for men 95% of androgens produced by testes o ovaries for women differentiation begins 6 weeks after conception o women hormones estrogen provides vaginal lubrication & helps maintain vaginal elasticity. progesterone o men hormones androgens testosterone Androgens play an important role in male and female sexual motivation. At 8 weeks men - Wolffian ducts – produce testes, vas deferens, etc. women - Mullerian ducts – ovaries, uterus, etc. -true hermaphrodites – have ovarian & testicular tissue -Tuner’s Syndrome – XO -Klinefelter’s Syndrome - XXY -transsexual – gender identity is opposite his/her biological sex -gender dysphoria – “trapped in wrong body” -transgender – appearance & behaviors do not conform to gender roles (ex. “cross dress”
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course CHFS 250 taught by Professor Darnt during the Spring '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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CFS 240 Chapter 03 - Chapter 3 Gender Issues Biological...

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