Mammalian animal models of psychosexual differentiation: When is ‘translation’ to the human situation possible?

  title={Mammalian animal models of psychosexual differentiation: When is ‘translation’ to the human situation possible?},
  author={M. J. Baum},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • M. J. Baum
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Clinical investigators have been forced primarily to use experiments of nature (e.g., cloacal exstrophy; androgen insensitivity, congenital adrenal hyperplasia) to assess the contribution of fetal sex hormone exposure to the development of male- and female-typical profiles of gender identity and role behavior as well as sexual orientation. In this review, I summarize the results of numerous correlative as well as mechanistic animal experiments that shed significant light on general… CONTINUE READING
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