Topics Discussed: endocrinology; Growth and Development; pediatric endocrinology; sex determination (analysis); sex differentiation.
Sections: Human Sex Determination, Gonadal Differentiation, Differentiation of Ducts and External Genitalia, References.
Excerpt:"Phenotypic sex is determined by a sequential process that involves
the establishment of chromosomal and genetic sex in the zygote at
conception, gonadogenesis and the determination of gonadal sex (sex determination),
and sexual differentiation of the genital tract and external genitalia
as programmed by gonadal sex.1 Divergent differentiation
from the sex chromosome constitution is possible at each level of
sexual organization. Table 538-1 considers
the hierarchal ontogeny of sex from chromosomal sex to gender identity...."
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