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From: The 7 Sexes

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C o n t e n t s · List of Tables ix · List of Figures xi · Preface xiii 1 Introduction  1 2 Wild Guesses in an Era of Scientific Ignorance  6 3 The Ancient World  12 4 Monotheistic Religious Interpretations  19 5 The Descriptive Embryology of Male and Female Development  26 6 The Discovery of the Egg in Higher Eukaryotes  34 7 The Discovery of Sperm in Higher Eukaryotes  42 8 The Discovery of Sex Hormones  50 9 Ploidy Levels and Sex Determination  58 10 The Discovery of Sex Chromosomes  63 viii contents 11 The Balance Theory of Sex Determination  71 12 The Discovery of Sex in Microorganisms  76 13 The History and Interpretations of Hermaphrodites and Intersexes  84  14 Dosage Compensation and the Sex Chromosomes  96 15 The Discovery of Human Sex Chromosome Conditions  104 16 The Seven Sexes of Humans  111 17 The Identification and Role of Sex-Determining Genes  121 18 The History of Homosexuality  132 19 The History of Behavioral Gender Assignment  140 20 The Evolution of Sex Determination  146 21 What Does It Mean to Have an Assigned Sex?  154 22 The Quest for a Unified Theory of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality 159 · Afterword 175 · Appendix: Secondary Literature and the Relation of Biology to Sex and Gender 177 · Glossary 191 · Notes 205 · Index 225 ...


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