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Sex redefined : Nature News & Comment

The idea of two sexes is simplistic
Biologists now think there is a wider spectrum than that

From the February 18, 2015 Nature News Feature

““The main problem with a strong dichotomy is that there are intermediate cases that push the limits and ask us to figure out exactly where the dividing line is between males and females,” says Arthur Arnold at the University of California, Los Angeles, who studies biological sex differences. “And that’s often a very difficult problem, because sex can be defined a number of ways.”

The article goes on to explain DSDs (Differences/Disorders in Sexual Development) both in and out of the womb.

Read the entire news item here

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