A. C. IVY, PH.D., M.D., F.A.C.P.; R. R. GREENE, M.S., M.D.; M. W. BURRILL, PH.D.
It is generally assumed that the sex of an individual is determined at its inception by specific genetic factors, but in order for the genetically determined sex to be expressed anatomically, certain conditions must prevail during the developmental period. The sex-hormone complex which plays an important rôle in the development of sexual structures is normally in accord with the genetic factors so that development proceeds toward the expression of the genetically determined sex. However, alteration in the sex-hormone complex can result in modification of the normal course of sexual differentiation so that abnormal conditions may arise.
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IVY AC, GREENE RR, BURRILL MW. INTERSEXUALITY OR PSEUDO-HERMAPHRODISM1. Ann Intern Med. 1939;13:68–80. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-1-68
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