Who's that girl? | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 10, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 10, 2016


Who's that girl?

So, International Women's Day was on March 8. If you're a man, you might be thinking “this doesn't concern me” but consider this:  

Initially, all human fetuses are female, in that the default pathway is to develop into a female. During the eighth week of gestation, the presence of a Y-chromosome and a functional locus for the SRY gene product, also called the testes determining factor (TDF), determines if testicular development will occur. This process converts the inherently female fetus into a male one, as a steadily increasing surge of testosterone is then produced by the testes. Much of the testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone, which is the key hormone to turn the fetus into male. 

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So, yes, we were ALL that girl. 

– Karim Waheed, Editor, SHOUT.


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