Sex Hormone-Dependent Differentiation of the Hypothalamus and Sexuality

  • G. Dörner


In 1938 Vera Dantchakoff reported that when prenatally androgen-treated adult female guinea-pigs were given more androgen, they exhibited surprisingly strong male sexual behaviour. In 1959 this important observation was confirmed in quantitative studies by Phoenix et al., who distinguished between a sex hormone-dependent organization and activation period of the brain.


Oestrogen Level Gonadal Function Homosexual Behaviour Androgen Deficiency Mating Centre 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Dörner
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  1. 1.Institute of Experimental EndocrinologyHumboldt University (Charité)BerlinG.D.R.

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