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Hormones

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 333–335 | Cite as

Menophila: a poetic description of genital ambiguity in Hellenistic literature

  • Anastasia K. Armeni
  • Danai Georgakopoulou
  • Georgios K. Markantes
  • Konstantina Barouti
  • Leonidas Liarakos
  • Vasiliki Vasileiou
  • Neoklis A. Georgopoulos
Letter to the Editor

Key words

Menophila Disorders of sexual development (DSD) Hermaphroditism Male pseudohermaphroditism Ambiguous genitalia Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) Testicular feminization 

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© Hellenic Endocrine Society 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anastasia K. Armeni
    • 1
  • Danai Georgakopoulou
    • 1
  • Georgios K. Markantes
    • 1
  • Konstantina Barouti
    • 1
  • Leonidas Liarakos
    • 1
  • Vasiliki Vasileiou
    • 2
  • Neoklis A. Georgopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Patras, Medical SchoolPatrasGreece
  2. 2.1st Department of EndocrinologyDiabetes Centre “Alexandra” HospitalAthensGreece

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