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Unformatted text preview: & act very feminine Available data suggests that happy with genitalia & body image, have adequate sexual desire (?), many marry, adopt children. Significance of AIS • In presence of normal male chromosomal structure, female development & gender identity occurs because of absence of effects of androgens and presence of estrogens. (genotypic males & phenotypic females) • Do AIS indviduals have female brains? • Evidence bearing on “Nature vs Nurture Controversy” not conclusive since all brought up as women & androgens don’t have effects 5 alpha Reductase Deficiency (XY) Genetically based disorder (Dominican Republic, Gaza) Lack enzyme 5 alpha reductase which converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone which allows for development of external male ge...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2014 for the course PSYC 436 taught by Professor Binik during the Fall '11 term at McGill.

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