Physiological Aspects of Female Sexual Development

Gestation, Lactation, Menopause, and Erotic Physiology
  • Cori Baill
  • John Money
Part of the Women in Context book series (WICO)


The scientific inquiry into human sexuality is in many ways incomplete. Political, religious, and cultural taboos contribute to the difficulties of gathering and disseminating information. Unfounded, though popular conceptions of sexuality contribute to sexual repression and oppression. The following discussion of physiological aspects of female sexual development will assist the reader to differentiate better between myth and fact when encountering information about sexuality and to reserve acceptance of data that are not fully substantiated.


Luteinizing Hormone Corpus Luteum Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Premenstrual Symptom Sexual Stimulation 


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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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