Sexual differentiation of the human hypothalamus.

@article{Swaab2002SexualDO,
  title={Sexual differentiation of the human hypothalamus.},
  author={Dick F. Swaab and Wilson C J Chung and Frank P M Kruijver and Michael A Hofman and Tatjana A Ishunina},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={511},
  pages={75-100; discussion 100-5}
}
Functional sex differences in reproduction, gender and sexual orientation and in the incidence of neurological and psychiatric diseases are presumed to be based on structural and functional differences in the hypothalamus and other limbic structures. Factors influencing gender, i.e., the feeling to be male or female, are prenatal hormones and compounds that change the levels of these hormones, such as anticonvulsants, while the influence of postnatal social factors is controversial. Genetic… CONTINUE READING
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