ROBERT C. KOLODNY, M.D.; WILLIAM H. MASTERS, M.D.
There has been a recent resurgence of interest in the investigation of endocrine factors that are associated with human sexual behavior. The competitive protein-binding and radioimmunoassay methods for precise measurement of hormone levels provide a significant advance in accuracy beyond that of previous methods. Data gathered by many researchers clarifying embryologic sexual differentiation and sex differences in pituitary gonadotropin release (1) clearly show that the process of sexual differentiation is dimorphic. Unless sufficient amounts of androgens are present during critical stages of fetal (or neonatal) development, differentiation will always occur as a female, regardless of genetic programming. By use of
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KOLODNY RC, MASTERS WH. Hormones and Homosexuality. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:897. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-6-897_1
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