A sex difference in the human brain and its relation to transsexuality

@article{Zhou1995ASD,
  title={A sex difference in the human brain and its relation to transsexuality},
  author={J. Zhou and M. Hofman and L. Gooren and D. Swaab},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={378},
  pages={68-70}
}
TRANSSEXUALS have the strong feeling, often from childhood onwards, of having been born the wrong sex. The possible psycho-genie or biological aetiology of transsexuality has been the subject of debate for many years1,2. Here we show that the volume of the central subdivision of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BSTc), a brain area that is essential for sexual behaviour3,4, is larger in men than in women. A female-sized BSTc was found in male-to-female transsexuals. The size of the BSTc… Expand
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