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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.
- Fall '11