More than 95% of the Y chromosome is male-specific (4) and a single copy of the Y chromosome is able to induce testicular differentiation of the embryonic gonad.
Lateral hermaphroditism -presence of godanal tissue typical of one sex on one side of the body and tissue typical of the other sex on the opposite side.
Transverse hermaphroditism in which the external genital organs are typical of one sex and the gonads typical of the other sex Then there is pseudohermaphroditism (=false h.)-a state in which the gonads are of one sex but one or more contradictions exist in the morphologic criteria of sex.
Entire treatises were dedicated to the particular implications of birth, adolescence, marriage, death, conscription, and inheritance for a hermaphrodite.
Nearly every forensics textbook from the time offers a section on hermaphrodism, or at least addresses the questions raised by ambiguous sex in chapters on birth and divorce (or annulment, when divorce was illegal).
The biological differences between men and women result from two processes: sex determination and differentiation.(3) The biological process of sex determination controls whether the male or female sexual differentiation pathway will be followed.
The process of biological sex differentiation (development of a given sex) involves many genetically regulated, hierarchical developmental steps.
Nineteenth-century France was obsessed with the legal ramifications of hermaphrodism.
Both medical and legal experts clamored to write on the subject.
The reason why Birth Certificate by hospitals/doctors/homebirth nurse practioners to identify the sex of the child male-female is of issue-there must be legal leeway to ID hermaphrodites so they can go to schoold/travel etc.
Surgeries and hormone therapies can first occur after the outset of puberty. The other Biology and Environment, Genes and Biotechlogy (translated from ww.tiede.fi/7/23/2008 )whereby researchers for the Antartica established that more than 1% (one percent)of polar bears are hermaphrodites.
Jurisconsults emphatically contradicted one another about rules applying to hermaphrodites, and the case record was inconsistent.