How sexually dimorphic are we? Review and synthesis

  title={How sexually dimorphic are we? Review and synthesis},
  author={Melanie Blackless and A. Charuvastra and Amanda Derryck and A. Fausto-Sterling and Karl Lauzanne and E. Lee},
  journal={American Journal of Human Biology},
  • Melanie Blackless, A. Charuvastra, +3 authors E. Lee
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American Journal of Human Biology
  • The belief that Homo sapiens is absolutely dimorphic with the respect to sex chromosome composition, gonadal structure, hormone levels, and the structure of the internal genital duct systems and external genitalia, derives from the platonic ideal that for each sex there is a single, universally correct developmental pathway and outcome. [...] Key Method We surveyed the medical literature from 1955 to the present for studies of the frequency of deviation from the ideal male or female. We conclude that this…Expand Abstract
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