Fetal Sexual Development

  • Maria I. New
  • Lenore S. Levine
Part of the Monographs on Endocrinology book series (ENDOCRINOLOGY, volume 26)

Abstract

To understand the pathophysiology of CAH, it is necessary to discuss normal sexual differentiation. According to the hypothesis developed by Jost (1971), normal differentiation of male genitalia is dependent on two functions of the fetal testes:

Keywords

Testosterone Androgen Hypospadias Dihydrotestosterone 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria I. New
    • 1
  • Lenore S. Levine
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Endocrinology Department of PediatricsThe New York Hospital-Cornell Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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