The Plasticity of Sex

The Plasticity of Sex
Author: Marianne J. Legato
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 0128159693
ISBN 13: 9780128159699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Plasticity of Sex Book Review:

The Plasticity of Sex: The Molecular Biology and Clinical Features of Genomic Sex, Gender Identity and Sexual Behavior provides a comprehensive view on the development of human sexuality. As there has been a crescendo of interest over the past several decades about the nature and diversity of human sexuality, this reference brings the evidence-based research into one place. The emergence of issues surrounding gender identity, genital ambivalence and the transition from one sex to another is striking, with the public and treating physicians alike clamoring for an evidence-based, comprehensive treatment of human sexuality and all its variations. This is a must-have reference for biomedical researchers in endocrinology, neuroscience, development biology, medical students, residents, and practicing physicians from all medical areas. Discusses the role of biology in gender identity from research in genetics, endocrinology and neuroscience Addresses important health disparities and how to address them when treating the transgender patient Reviews evidence-based information on the biological basis and impact of environmental and hormonal factors at different life stages Outlines schema for treating variations in the sexuality and sexual function of the individual patient

Technologies of Sexuality Identity and Sexual Health

Technologies of Sexuality  Identity and Sexual Health
Author: Lenore Manderson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0415673291
ISBN 13: 9780415673297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technologies of Sexuality Identity and Sexual Health Book Review:

Technologies of Sexuality, Identity and Sexual Health highlights the complex ways in which sexuality is expressed and enacted through local ideologies, global identities and material cultures, and their influence on people's sexual health and wellbeing. Its impetus is the renewed interest in technology and the 'social life of things, ' including pharmaceuticals, expanded sexual and related surgery, the growing exploitation of markets for sexual and contraceptive products, and the impact of these on sexual and health practices and outcomes. The book is organised into three parts. The first section on cultural practices consists of four chapters exploring the durability of various traditional practices, products and beliefs about bodies, illustrating how these technologies enable the exercise of power and draw attention to the complex tasks for individuals who may resist, challenge or avoid their imposition.The second part looks at commonalities across cultural borders and gendered identities -- how products and procedures travel, not only in formal economies and through the vectors of globalisation, but also informally, carried by individuals across cultural and social boundaries though sexual, social and commercial interactions. The final part discusses power and cultural norms in relation to contemporary technologies and to modern rights, places and spaces -- with violence highlighted as a technology of control. The volume brings together anthropologists, sociologists and cultural studies scholars, both senior and emerging scholars from around the globe -- and contains ethnographic data from Australia (indigenous and Anglo), Bangladesh, Brazil, France, India, Indonesia, Mozambique and Zambia, Papua New Guinea, Turkey, the United States, and the cyberworld. Offering an important and topical contribution to the developing global literature on sexuality, sexual identity, culture and health, it is of interest to researchers and advanced students in these areas

When The Opposite Sex Isn t

When The Opposite Sex Isn t
Author: Sandra L. Samons
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN 10: 1136914862
ISBN 13: 9781136914867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When The Opposite Sex Isn t Book Review:

When there is uncertainty about the gender identity or social gender role of an individual, determining exactly who the opposite sex is can be a complicated question for both the transgender person and for those who seek to relate to her. Written in both an enlightened and a reader friendly style interspersed with vignettes, When the Opposite Sex Isn’t offers a combination of insights and common sense understanding of the diversity of the human condition together with concepts of gender and sexuality that expand the horizons of any mental health professional, regardless of the clinical focus of his or her work. Samons challenges concepts once taken for granted, thus providing stimulus for creative thinking which many lay readers will also find interesting and entertaining, whether or not they are (thus far) acquainted with a transgender person.

Histories of the Transgender Child

Histories of the Transgender Child
Author: Julian Gill-Peterson
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN 10: 1452958157
ISBN 13: 9781452958156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Histories of the Transgender Child Book Review:

A groundbreaking twentieth-century history of transgender children With transgender rights front and center in American politics, media, and culture, the pervasive myth still exists that today’s transgender children are a brand new generation—pioneers in a field of new obstacles and hurdles. Histories of the Transgender Child shatters this myth, uncovering a previously unknown twentieth-century history when transgender children not only existed but preexisted the term transgender and its predecessors, playing a central role in the medicalization of trans people, and all sex and gender. Beginning with the early 1900s when children with “ambiguous” sex first sought medical attention, to the 1930s when transgender people began to seek out doctors involved in altering children’s sex, to the invention of the category gender, and finally the 1960s and ’70s when, as the field institutionalized, transgender children began to take hormones, change their names, and even access gender confirmation, Julian Gill-Peterson reconstructs the medicalization and racialization of children’s bodies. Throughout, they foreground the racial history of medicine that excludes black and trans of color children through the concept of gender’s plasticity, placing race at the center of their analysis and at the center of transgender studies. Until now, little has been known about early transgender history and life and its relevance to children. Using a wealth of archival research from hospitals and clinics, including incredible personal letters from children to doctors, as well as scientific and medical literature, this book reaches back to the first half of the twentieth century—a time when the category transgender was not available but surely existed, in the lives of children and parents.

Principles of Gender Specific Medicine

Principles of Gender Specific Medicine
Author: Marianne J. Legato
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 792
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN 10: 0128035420
ISBN 13: 9780128035429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Gender Specific Medicine Book Review:

The announcement that we had decoded the human genome in 2000 ushered in a new and unique era in biomedical research and clinical medicine. This Third Edition of Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine focuses, as in the past two editions, on the essentials of sexual dimorphism in human physiology and pathophysiology, but emphasizes the latest information about molecular biology and genomic science in a variety of disciplines. Thus, this edition is a departure from the previous two; the editor solicited individual manuscripts from innovative scientists in a variety of fields rather than the traditional arrangement of sections devoted to the various subspecialties of medicine edited by section chiefs. Wherever it was available, these authors incorporated the latest information about the impact of the genome and the elements that modify its expression on human physiology and illness. All chapters progress translationally from basic science to the clinical applications of gender-specific therapy and suggest the most important topics for future investigation. This book is essential reading for all biomedical investigators and medical educators involved in gender-specific medicine. It will also be useful for primary care practitioners who need information about the importance of sex and gender in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness. Outlines sex-specific differences in normal human function and explains the impact of age, hormones, and environment on the incidence and outcome of illness Reflects the latest information about the molecular basis of the sexual dimorphism in human physiology and the experience of disease Reviews the implications of our ever-improving ability to describe the genetic basis of vulnerability to disease and our capacity to alter the genome itself Illustrates the importance of new NIH guidelines that urge the inclusion of sex as a variable in research protocols

Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality

Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality
Author: Michael R. Kauth
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN 10: 1136455191
ISBN 13: 9781136455193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality Book Review:

Expand your knowledge—with theories and concepts that may challenge your assumptions about sexual attraction Human sexuality can be better understood by knowing how sexual psychologies may have evolved throughout the ages. Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality presents a detailed examination of human sexuality, the assumptions about concepts and terms pertaining to sexuality, and the latest theories on the evolution of human sexual attraction. Leading experts explore various aspects of evolutionary theory, with a focus on Evolutionary Psychology (EP). Discussions include mate preferences, mating behavior, mate signaling, pheromones, and same-sex attraction. This comprehensive source also presents three groundbreaking theories of the evolution of same-sex attraction. Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality takes current assumptions about human sexuality, explains each in turn, and then offers fresh perspectives on conventional concepts of sexual orientation. This extensive resource provides ample evidence to argue that researchers should investigate sexual relationships based on a person’s characteristics such as personal traits, complementary roles/status, sexual acts, or situational context rather than simply the sex of the partner. The book provides a discussion of evolutionary theory, evolution of human sexual culture, evolution of sexual pleasure, and detailed analysis of assumptions about sexual orientation. The text is carefully referenced. Some of the topics explored by Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality include: links to non-human primate sexual behaviors and the emergence of human (sexual) nature EP research on consensual adult human sexual behaviors studies of evolved male and female mating strategies, mate preferences, and sexual psychologies a brief history of the theory of evolution ancient culture, archeology, and an overview of premodern human sexuality evolutionary history of sexual pleasure human mating strategies development of mate preferences sexual signals, such as distinctive physical features, material wealth, etc. theories of the evolution of same-sex sexual attraction and behavior Primatologist Paul Vasey’s observations of female Japanese macaques and their female-female sexual encounters—with an examination of human male-male behavior evolutionary history of female-female affectional bonding with a new theory on the behavior evolutionary history of male-male sexual behavior—with intriguing thoughts on why it happened evolutionary history of pheromones as chemical messengers much more Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality is an important, thought-provoking resource perfect for evolutionary psychologists, sexologists, educators, researchers, scholars, and graduate students.

Brain Plasticity and Behavior

Brain Plasticity and Behavior
Author: Bryan Kolb
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1134784147
ISBN 13: 9781134784141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Plasticity and Behavior Book Review:

There are few books devoted to the topic of brain plasticity and behavior. Most previous works that cover topics related to brain plasticity do not include extensive discussions of behavior. The first to try to address the relationship between recovery from brain damage and changes in the brain that might support the recovery, this volume includes studies of humans as well as laboratory species, particularly rats. The subject matter identifies a consistent correlation between specific changes in the brain and behavioral recovery, as well as various factors such as sex and experience that influence this correlation in consistent ways. Evolving from a series of lectures given as the McEachran Lectures at the University of Alberta, this volume originally began as a summary of the lectures, but has expanded to include more background literature, allowing the reader to see the author's biases, assumptions, and hunches in a broader perspective. In writing this volume, the author had two goals in mind: * to initiate senior undergraduates or graduate psychology, biology, neuroscience or other interested students to the issues and questions regarding the nature of brain plasticity, and * to provide a monograph in the form of an extended summary of the work the author and his colleagues have done on brain plasticity and recovery of function.

Sexual Plasticity and Gametogenesis in Fishes

Sexual Plasticity and Gametogenesis in Fishes
Author: Balasubramanian Senthilkumaran
Publsiher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781626188488
ISBN 13: 1626188483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexual Plasticity and Gametogenesis in Fishes Book Review:

Sex determination, differentiation and gamete maturation are well organized molecular events in vertebrates. In vertebrates, sex determination and differentiation are two important events in the development of gonads (testis or ovary). Sex determination is the genetic (sex chromosomes) or environmental process by which the sex (male or female) of an individual is established. During embryonic development, primordial germ cells migrate from the site of origin to the gonadal primordia where they differentiate along with somatic cells and finally form the indifferent/bipotential gonads. Depending on the action of various factors the bipotential gonads give rise to either testis or ovaries. In most vertebrates, excluding fishes and some amphibians, the event of sex determination is controlled genetically and later the progression of gonadal development is controlled by hormones and other factors. Interestingly, these processes in fishes are controlled not only genetically but also through hormones or environmental factors. These characteristics make fish the champions of sex reversal and serve as excellent animal models to precisely understand sexual development. The next interesting aspect is meiotic maturation which is essentially mediated by gonadotropins and progesterone metabolites to trigger final gamete maturation in fishes which is different from mammals. The novel aspects pertaining to gamete maturation has been studied in great detail in fish which depicts precise regulatory events of gamete maturation.

Plastic Bodies

Plastic Bodies
Author: Emilia Sanabria
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN 10: 0822374196
ISBN 13: 9780822374190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plastic Bodies Book Review:

In Plastic Bodies Emilia Sanabria examines how sex hormones are enrolled to create, mold, and discipline social relations and subjectivities. She shows how hormones have become central to contemporary understandings of the body, class, gender, sex, personhood, modernity, and Brazilian national identity. Through interviews with women and doctors; observations in clinics, research centers and pharmacies; and analyses of contraceptive marketing, Sanabria traces the genealogy of menstrual suppression, from its use in population control strategies in the global South to its remarketing as a practice of pharmaceutical self-enhancement couched in neoliberal notions of choice. She links the widespread practice of menstrual suppression and other related elective medical interventions to Bahian views of the body as a malleable object that requires constant work. Given this bodily plasticity, and its potentially limitless character, the book considers ways to assess the values attributed to bodily interventions. Plastic Bodies will be of interest to all those working in medical anthropology, gender studies, and sexual and reproductive health.

Social Psychology and Human Sexuality

Social Psychology and Human Sexuality
Author: Roy F. Baumeister
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781841690193
ISBN 13: 1841690198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Psychology and Human Sexuality Book Review:

In spite of its central importance in human relationships, the study of sexuality has been somewhat neglected by social psychologists. This reader brings together a fascinating selection of articles which examine sex as a social phenomenon: as a group of behavior patterns that people engage in together, under the influence of social pressures, and indeed as ways that people relate to each other.

The Control of Oogenesis and Female Sexual Behavior by Somatic Gene Targets of Sex lethal

The Control of Oogenesis and Female Sexual Behavior by Somatic Gene Targets of Sex lethal
Author: Daniel Spencer Evans
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:C3507727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Control of Oogenesis and Female Sexual Behavior by Somatic Gene Targets of Sex lethal Book Review:

Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Developmental Plasticity and Evolution
Author: Mary Jane West-Eberhard,Mary Jane (Senior Scientist West-Eberhard, Senior Scientist Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 794
Release: 2003-04-10
ISBN 10: 9780195122350
ISBN 13: 0195122356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developmental Plasticity and Evolution Book Review:

West-Eberhard is widely recognized as one of the most incisive thinkers in evolutionary biology. This book assesses all the evidence for our current understanding of the role of changes in body plan and development for the process of speciation. The process of evolution is systematically reassessed to integrate the insights coming from developmental genetics. Every serious student of evolution, and a substantial share of developmental biologists and geneticists, will need to take note of this contribution. The timing is clearly ripe for the synthesis that this work will help bring about.

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Understanding the Biology of Sex and Gender Differences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-07-02
ISBN 10: 9780309132978
ISBN 13: 0309132975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health Book Review:

It's obvious why only men develop prostate cancer and why only women get ovarian cancer. But it is not obvious why women are more likely to recover language ability after a stroke than men or why women are more apt to develop autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Sex differences in health throughout the lifespan have been documented. Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health begins to snap the pieces of the puzzle into place so that this knowledge can be used to improve health for both sexes. From behavior and cognition to metabolism and response to chemicals and infectious organisms, this book explores the health impact of sex (being male or female, according to reproductive organs and chromosomes) and gender (one's sense of self as male or female in society). Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health discusses basic biochemical differences in the cells of males and females and health variability between the sexes from conception throughout life. The book identifies key research needs and opportunities and addresses barriers to research. Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health will be important to health policy makers, basic, applied, and clinical researchers, educators, providers, and journalists-while being very accessible to interested lay readers.

The Horizon of Marriage

The Horizon of Marriage
Author: Radhakamal Mukerjee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 375
Release: 1957
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B194031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Developmental Plasticity

Developmental Plasticity
Author: Eugene Gollin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0323157203
ISBN 13: 9780323157209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developmental Plasticity Book Review:

Developmental Plasticity: Behavioral and Biological Aspects of Variations in Development explores the behavioral and biological aspects of variations in development from a variety of theoretical viewpoints and research contexts. Topics covered include evolution and genetic variability; sensory bases of infant perception; and learning and ethology. The infancy of human learning processes is also discussed, along with epistemology and developmental psychology. Comprised of eight chapters, this book opens with a review of the broad evolutionary landscape and the specific genetic mechanisms implicated in biological and behavioral development. It then describes the sensory apparatus available to neonatal human beings and analyzes the similarities and differences between ethological theory and learning theory. Developmental plasticity is also examined in interdisciplinary contexts, while the acquisition of behavior patterns during early postnatal development is explored from a traditional learning theory point of view. The remaining chapters focus on the role played by asymmetry in general and by cerebral asymmetry in particular in the generation of individuality; cultural and biological instances of plasticity in development; and the barriers separating epistemology from developmental psychology and psycholinguistics. This monograph will be a useful resource for developmental psychologists and other professionals devoted to child development and learning, as well as those in the fields of genetics and behavioral and biological sciences.

Developmental Neuropsychobiology

Developmental Neuropsychobiology
Author: William T Greenough,Janice M. Juraska
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483282465
ISBN 13: 9781483282466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developmental Neuropsychobiology Book Review:

Developmental Neuropsychobiology is a compendium of papers that deals with developmental neuroscience and developmental psychology, as well as the broad range of approaches toward brain-behavior development. One paper reviews the embryonic mechanisms including the pattern formation that develops in a single fertilized egg, particularly focusing on limb innervation as a special case of pattern formation. Another paper discusses the regulation of nerve fiber elongation during embryogenesis. One author analyzes the pathways and changing connections in the nervous system of the insect: he shows that manipulating neural organization by grafting results in the ability of the transplanted sensory cells to find the proper central connections. Another paper reviews the sex differences in developmental plasticity of behavior and the brain. These differences point to the vulnerability of males during development to incidences of autism, dyslexia, or cerebral palsy compared to females. One paper also examines alternative perceptions of parent- offspring relationships. This collection can prove helpful for researchers, students, and academicians involved in the disciplines of biological or psychological sciences.

Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Author: Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1908
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101074877745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine Book Review:

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Sex Differences in Physiology

Sex Differences in Physiology
Author: Gretchen Neigh,Megan Mitzelfelt
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 0128026081
ISBN 13: 9780128026083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Differences in Physiology Book Review:

Sex Differences in Physiology is an all-encompassing reference that details basic science research into sex differences in all physiological fields. It includes scientific discoveries concerning sex differences in cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal physiology. In addition, coverage of the development, endocrinology, neurophysiology, immunity, and metabolism is included, making this important reference a resource that will meet the needs of investigators interested in incorporating sex differences into their research programs, while also providing clinicians with the basis for providing the best sex-based medical treatment options available. Provides a sweeping, organ-by-organ review of currently observed sex differences in animal models and human disease Explains how sex differences influence physiology and disease Provides the critical knowledge on sex differences for better understanding of prevention and treatment of diseases

From Metaphysics to Midrash

From Metaphysics to Midrash
Author: Shaul Magid
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822035406289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Metaphysics to Midrash Book Review:

Shaul Magid explores the exegetical tradition of Isaac Luria and his followers within the historical context in 16th century Safed, a unique community that brought practitioners of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam into close contact with one another.

Endocrine Sex Differentiation in Fish

Endocrine Sex Differentiation in Fish
Author: T. J. Pandian
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 1466575603
ISBN 13: 9781466575608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endocrine Sex Differentiation in Fish Book Review:

Of all vertebrates, fish exhibit unparalleled diversity of sexual plasticity and flexibility, ranging from gonochorism to unisexualism, and exceptional patterns of functional hermaphroditism. Fish farming and monosex aquaculture have led to reproductive dysfunction with males producing less milt, and females failing to ovulate and spawn. This book brings together relevant information on the role of the endocrine system on sexual differentiation in fish, and bridges the gap between molecular endocrinologists and fishery scientists.