We used to call them hermaphrodites

  title={We used to call them hermaphrodites},
  author={E. Vilain and J. Achermann and E. Eugster and V. Harley and Y. Morel and J. Wilson and O. Hiort},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
  • E. Vilain, J. Achermann, +4 authors O. Hiort
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Genetics in Medicine
  • Sex is just as complicated as humans are. What seems a rather straightforward concept—with an unequivocal answer to the proverbial delivery room question, “Is it a boy or a girl?”—is in reality full of nuances and complexities, just like any human trait. From a biological standpoint, the appearance of the external genitalia is only one parameter among many, including chromosomal constitution, the sequence of sex-determining genes, gonadal structure, the profile of gonadal hormones, and the… CONTINUE READING
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