Some trans people seek gender-affirming medical treatment to masculinize or feminize their body, which often involves hormonal treatments to stimulate desired secondary sex characteristics
and block undesired ones from developing further.
These compounds are important for the secondary sex characteristics
in dogs and for reproductive health and fertility.
Our vision is of a world where dignity, freedoms and full enjoyment of human rights are protected and ensured to everyone regardless of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics
In an open letter to the IAAF, its women's rights director Liesl Gerntholtz wrote: "The IAAF eligibility regulations for the female classification discriminate against women on the basis of their sex and their sex characteristics
Sex hormones also control the sex characteristics
like breast development in women, testicular development in men, and pubic hair growth.
Water Quality Studies--We've previously reported on the increasingly common finding of fish with abnormal sex characteristics
, notably male fish with eggs, greatly reducing spawning success.
"The United States stands with people around the world in affirming the dignity and equality of all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics
," the statement declares.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an autosomal recessive condition with an incidence of approximately 1 in 12,500 Caucasian births.1 It is caused by the mutations of genes for enzymes mediating the biochemical steps of production of mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids or sex steroids from cholesterol by the adrenal glands (steroidogenesis).2 Most of these conditions involve excessive or deficient production of sex steroids and can alter development of primary or secondary sex characteristics
in some affected infants, children or adults.3 CAH is characterized by deficiency of one of the enzymes required to make cortisol - required for stress response, maintenance of blood pressure; aldosterone - required for salt retention; or androgens - for virilization of the fetus (rare form).
It is produced mainly in the testes and is responsible for the development of male sex characteristics
. In males, it is the hormone which develops secondary sex characteristics
Treatment may also include hormone therapy and surgery to bring about physical sex characteristics
typical of their gender identity.<br />By the end of his freshman year at Gloucester, Grimm began the process of transitioning to live in accordance with his male identity.
"On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Union reaffirms its commitment to combat all forms of discrimination and hate crime, on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics
, and to continue to actively promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.
He explains that however affected athletes identify personally or legally, these sex characteristics
give them the well understood physiological advantages that correspond with being male and having an XY genotype, testes, and an androgenic endocrine system.