The role of hormones and genes in gender development

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  • Created by: athinaP
  • Created on: 22-04-16 16:17

1. what did the supporting research do?

  • made univeristy students do a questionnaire to measure their gender role orientation
  • gave male rats female hormones + vice versa to look at the difference in sexual behaviours
  • looked at social influences on sexual behaviour
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2. what gene triggers the release of hormones in male embyos?

  • SRY gene
  • AIS gene
  • CAH gene

3. what happens without testosterone?

  • the embryo doesn't develop into a sex
  • the brain develops in female form
  • the embryo is both sexes

4. what happens when a genetically female embryo is over exposed to male hormones?

  • it develops ambiguous genitalia (CAH)
  • it develops male sex organs
  • it does not not develop any sex organs

5. what happens when there is little testosterone?

  • the embryo develops female sex organs
  • the embryo doesn't develop sex organs
  • the embryo develops both sex organs

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