Tag Archives: intersex

The Spectra of Gender, Sexual Orientation and Biological Sex

In a previous post — the one about the Genetics Behind Sex Determination and Differentiation —  one reader left a comment that induced me to remove a sentence. The reader took issue with my statement that human gonadal sex develops … Continue reading

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When the Genetics of Gonadal Differentiation & Development Don’t Go According to Plan – Part 3 of Where Do Ovaries (and Testes) Come From?

In the previous post, we talked about the genes that drive sex differentiation of the bi-potential embryonic gonad.  I only mentioned a relatively small number of genes, but they control the events at or near the beginning of the signaling … Continue reading

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Part 4 Male Gender Identity in an Individual With Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome

What I learned during summer workation – (as opposed to vacation, which it wasn’t): 1.  Some intersex people really don’t like it when trans people claim to be intersex because they’re trans. 2.  Some trans people really don’t like it … Continue reading

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Other Scientist Blogists Discussing Gender, Behavior and Biological Sex

Work, work, work… I’m swamped this weekend with work.  (Kinda like last weekend.) Because of that, and in honor of my recent posts about the science of gender, behavior and biological sex, I am providing links to two other blogs … Continue reading

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Considering the Ethics of Discussions About the Origins of Gender

I thought I would pause in this blog series about the biology behind gender and consider the approach I have used to address the question, “Where does gender come from?” To be sure, for this series, I’ve  focused on science, … Continue reading

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Effects of Testosterone on Brain Masculinization & Behavior: Part 3 of Male Gender Identity in an Individual with Complete Androgen Insensitivity

So where were we?  Oh yes, the origins of gender. Gee, I sure do like to choose the easy topics, don’t I?  (What was I thinking??) In our last episode, Part 2 of this post series, we had discussed the … Continue reading

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What “Makes” Gender? Part 2 of Male Gender Identity in an Individual with Complete Androgen Insensitivity

Where does gender come from? I doubt that this is a question many non-trans people would pose.  I mean, really, there must be a bunch of people out in the world who have a gender that is congruent with their … Continue reading

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