Physiological Aspects of Female Sexual Development
Although current knowledge of the physiological aspects of female sexual development from conception through puberty is elaborate and complex, it is not complete. The separation of fact from theory is often difficult, but throughout this chapter, every attempt is made to distinguish what is theory from what is fact. Limitations of technology are in part responsible for the uncertainties of today’s knowledge. So also are social, cultural, and religious taboos, which hamper full scientific inquiry concerning sexuality.
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