Medicine: Sex & Intersex

Modern medical science has saved countless unborn babies from "spontaneous abortion" (what the layman calls a miscarriage), and many doctors credit the use of hormones given to the mothers. But these substances, some natural and some synthetic, are often closely related to the male sex hormone, testosterone. An unexpected result now reported by two Johns Hopkins University authorities: a female fetus may have its development so changed that the baby can be mistaken for a boy, and raised as one.

Famed Pediatrician Lawson Wilkins and Gynecologist Howard W. Jones Jr. note twelve such cases in Pediatrics. Simultaneously, British physicians have noted the...

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