BIOL10210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: True Hermaphroditism, Pseudohermaphroditism, Xyy Syndrome

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Intersexuals and hermaphrodites: (cid:1005) i(cid:374) (cid:1005)(cid:1004)(cid:1004) (cid:271)irths is (cid:374)ot (cid:862)(cid:374)or(cid:373)al(cid:863) (cid:373)ale or fe(cid:373)ale, genitalia may be ambiguous or both genitalia may be present. X0: also infertile, iq usually normal, 1/2500 female births. Above average numbers of violent criminals have this condition. Hermaphroditism is a special type of intersexual condition in which an individual is born with both ovarian and testicular tissue. No documented case of true hermaphroditism in humans, only pseudohermaphroditism. One or the other genitalia, or both are sterile. When it comes to other animals aside from humans, we have already talked a little bit about sequential hermaphrodites. In the rest of the animal kingdom, 24 or 34 phyla are known to have hermaphrodites. In some cases it is the most common sexual form. In a very few cases the individuals can self-fertilize. Ba(cid:271)y appears fe(cid:373)ale a(cid:374)d is raised fe(cid:373)ale, (cid:271)ut is 46 xy. Baby appears female and is raised female but is 46.

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