The Plasticity of Sex: The Molecular Biology and Clinical Features of Genomic Sex, Gender Identity and Sexual Behavior

by Marianne J. Legato

The Plasticity of Sex: The Molecular Biology and Clinical Features of Genomic Sex, Gender Identity and Sexual Behavior provides a comprehensive view on the development of human sexuality. As there has been a crescendo of interest over the past several decades about the nature and diversity of human sexuality, this reference brings the evidence-based research into one place. The emergence of issues surrounding gender identity, genital ambivalence and the transition from one sex to another is striking, with the public and treating physicians alike clamoring for an evidence-based, comprehensive treatment of human sexuality and all its variations.

This is a must-have reference for biomedical researchers in endocrinology, neuroscience, development biology, medical students, residents, and practicing physicians from all medical areas.

  • Discusses the role of biology in gender identity from research in genetics, endocrinology and neuroscience
  • Addresses important health disparities and how to address them when treating the transgender patient
  • Reviews evidence-based information on the biological basis and impact of environmental and hormonal factors at different life stages
  • Outlines schema for treating variations in the sexuality and sexual function of the individual patient
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