Physiological Aspects of Female Sexual Development

Conception through Puberty
  • Cori Baill
  • John Money
Part of the Women in Context book series (WICO)


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.


Luteinizing Hormone Gender Identity Fallopian Tube Corpus Luteum External Genitalia 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cori Baill
    • 1
  • John Money
    • 2
  1. 1.Phipps Psychiatric ClinicThe Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.The Johns Hopkins University and HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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