Chapter 6 Outline

Humans Pass through Distinct Stages of Development

Fertilization Is the Fusion of One Sperm with One Ovum

Study questions: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Genetic Sex Is Determined at Fertilization

Study questions: 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

Sexual Development Involves Growth or Breakdown of Precursor Structures

Study questions: 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21

Hormones Influence the Sexual Differentiation of the Central Nervous System

Study questions: 22 | 23 | 24

Early Hormonal Exposure Influences Later Sexual Behavior

Study questions: 25 | 26 | 27

Other Y-Linked Genes Besides SRY Influence Development

Study questions: 28

External Factors Influence Prenatal Sexual Development

Study questions: 29 | 30

Puberty Marks Sexual Maturation

Study questions: 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40

Intersexuality Raises Complex Social and Ethical Issues

Study questions: 41

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