Sans rentrer dans tous les details, il faut considerer que cette legislation est une avancee certaine pour les transsexuels ou les pseudohermaphrodites
mais elle souffre certaines limites concernant les hermaphrodites vrais.
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individual is usually referred to as a "hermaphrodite." These persons are generally classified into three categories: true hermaphrodites, who have one or more ovotestes; female pseudohermaphrodites
, who have ovaries and an XX chromosomal basis, but whose external genitalia look "masculinized" due to fetal exposure to high levels of androgens; or male pseudohermaphrodites
, who have testes and an XY chromosomal pattern.
2001) and possibly also negatively affect cortisols, sex steroids, and reproductive organs (female pseudohermaphrodites
), although these latter mechanisms are not clearly understood (Haave et al.
Her five sexes included males, merms (male pseudohermaphrodites
, or Type II intersexuals), herms (true hermaphrodites, or Type III intersexuals), ferms (female pseudohermaphrodites
, or Type I intersexuals), and females.
Management of ambiguous genitalia in pseudohermaphrodites
: New perspectives on vaginal dilatation.
Hermaphrodites and male and female pseudohermaphrodites
all demonstrate the enormous variation of the distribution of sex characteristics.