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  1. cerebral cortex
  2. ovaries
  3. autosomes
  4. Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS)
  5. intersexed
  1. a term applied to people who possess biological attributes of both sexes
  2. b - 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
  3. c outer layer of the cerebral hemispheres that is responsible for higher mental processes
  4. d female gonads that produce ova and sex hormones
  5. e the 22 pairs of human chromosomes that don't significantly influence sex differentiation

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. - 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
  2. small structure in the central core of the brain that controls the pituitary gland and regulates motivated behavior and emotional expression.
  3. - rare disorder where a chromosomally normal female (XX) who, as a result of excessive exposure to androgens during prenatal sex differentiation, develops external genitalia resembling those of a male
    - medical tests ID babies as females & they are treated with surgery/hormones to eliminate genital ambiguity, and reared as girls (they are fertile)
    - some individuals do not associate themselves with a female gender identity and tend to be orientated toward traditionally male activities
  4. class 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.
  5. - exceedingly rare individuals who have both ovarian and testicular tissue in their bodies.
    - their external genitals are often a mixture of male and female structures

5 True/False Questions

  1. corpus callosumlargest part of the brain, consisting of 2 cerebral hemispheres

          

  2. male sex chromosomesXY

          

  3. genderThe psychological and sociocultural characteristics associated with our biological sex.

          

  4. pseudohermaphrodites- exceedingly rare individuals who have both ovarian and testicular tissue in their bodies.
    - their external genitals are often a mixture of male and female structures

          

  5. spermthe male reproductive cell

          

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