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Discuss the importance of androgens in producing male characteristics and behaviour

Androgens are hormones that effect both male sexual behaviour and male characteristics (Sutherland, 1995). In order to discuss the importance of androgens in male sex characteristics, organizational affects in prenatal hormonal gender and the development of the male internal and external sex organs will be discussed using androgen insensitivity syndrome to explain the importance of androgens. The role of androgens in sexual maturation and the effects of deficient androgen production in Klinefelters syndrome will also be discussed to show the importance of androgens in male sex characteristics. To explain the importance of androgens in producing male sexual behaviour, activational effects of androgens in both castrated rodents and human will be discussed, and other hormones which play a role in male sexual activity will also be considered. The effect of androgens on sexual behaviour in terms of masculinization and defeminization will also be discussed. Homosexuality will also be discuss...

Posted by: Carlos Hernandez

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