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5 Matching questions

  1. sex chromosomes
  2. DHT-deficient male
  3. Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS)
  4. gonads
  5. pseudohermaphrodites
  1. a the male and female sex glands
    -male sex glands: testes
    -female sex glands: ovaries
  2. b - chromosomally normal (XY) male who develops external genitalia resembling those of a female
    - result of a genetic defect that prevents prenatal conversion of testosterone into DHT
    - typically identified as female at birth & reared as girls, BUT their testes are still functional, so at puberty their secondary sex characteristics rapidly change from female to male
    - majority of individuals make the switch from a female gender identity to a male gender identity in adolescence or early adulthood
  3. c - rare genetic defect that causes chromosomally normal males to be insensitive to the action of testosterone & other androgens
    - individuals develop female external genitals that appear normal
    - child is usually identified and reared as female
    - problem is often discovered during puberty when child is taken to the dr. to see why menstruation has not started
    -most individuals identify as female
  4. d single set of chromosomes that influence biological sex determination
  5. e Individuals whose gonads match their chromosomal sex but whose internal and external reproductive anatomy has a mixture of male and female structures or structures that are incompletely male or female.
    (there are 5 types of pseudohermaphrodites)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. -rare condition characterized by the presence of one unmatched X chromosome (XO)
    -normal female external genitals but the internal reproductive structures do not develop fully
    - individuals do not develop breasts, menstruate, & are sterile
    - do not have gender identity problems (identify as female)
  2. the 2 sides (R & L) of the cerebrum
  3. the male reproductive cell
  4. class of hormones that produce female secondary sex characteristics and affect the menstrual cycle
  5. largest part of the brain, consisting of 2 cerebral hemispheres

5 True/False questions

  1. cerebral cortexlargest part of the brain, consisting of 2 cerebral hemispheres


  2. ovariesfemale gonads that produce ova and sex hormones


  3. androgensclass of hormones that promote the development of male genitals and secondary sex characteristics and influence sexual motivation in both sexes. These hormones are produced by the adrenal glands in females and the testes by males.


  4. gender assumptionsassumptions about how people are likely to behave based on their maleness or femaleness


  5. gender roleThe psychological and sociocultural characteristics associated with our biological sex.


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