BRAIN SEX

Scott sfelder at nortexinfo.net
Wed Sep 10 21:54:31 EST 1997




Diane Pritchatt <diane at bnclib.demon.co.uk> wrote in article
<$J+DLGAni7E0Ew+L at bnclib.demon.co.uk>...
> In article <01bcba92$10f03320$a4ab41ce at default>, Scott
> <sfelder at nortexinfo.net> writes
> 
> >
> Oh Scott, I find this really awful.  I have known that the problem of
> ambiguous genitalia existed, but with so many other things going on,
> never though about it in depth.
> 
> The fact that we now have ways of determining genetic make up of
> individuals should surely help doctors to make better decisions, I hope.
> But the subject must be aired enough to make sure that the public know
> and want things to be done right in the future.

Moir and Jessel devote quite a few pages on this problem. The problem is
most common in Haiti and D. Republic. Moir discusses how these children
develop mentally. By the way, Moir is a geneticist. 

 The doctor on the program averaged 2 surgeries per month. But he like the
majority of people have been brought up to believe that male/female
behavior is socialized not strongly innate.

I recommend you check out this book, Diane. I heard this week that a new
book called "Sex on the Brain" came out in August. I really believe you
will be hearing more on this subject of neuropsychology differences between
men and women in the near future.

Scott



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