Category Archives: AP Biology

Sex Determination

My understanding of the changing methodology of sex determination has grown with my understanding of signaling. An argument I have seen on more than one occasion asserts that if a person has an XY chromosome set he is solely male … Continue reading

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The Spectrum of Sex

Like gender, we have this understanding of sex as a binary system of classification- male and female- where our gonads and hormone levels dictate which of the two categories we fall under. But as our understanding and perception of gender … Continue reading

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Science and Society Intersectionality

How we determine/define sex has been evolving past the binary male and female and I think that we should all come together and figure out the point at which we should consider ourselves more human than trying to compress our … Continue reading

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Sex Determination – Science and Society Intersectionality

We often look at things through a black and white lens, leading us to view much of the world in a binary system. However, with exposure to new information our understanding of how the world operates changes. For example, sexual … Continue reading

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Sex Determination: Anatomy vs. Identity

Humans like boundaries. Parameters simplify our otherwise largely unexplainable and random world. There are two sides to this idea dictating the positive and negative characteristics. At first, definitions and boundaries exemplify humanities discovery and growing knowledge base. It is not … Continue reading

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Sex & Gender Reassigned

Would parents deliberately raise a child as a male or female depending on how they weighed the benefits of being of a particular gender? For example, if a couple deems the immunity to the death penalty and the draft as … Continue reading

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Sex determination in Society

Throughout my childhood, sex determination was never something that I thought to question. I don’t remember how I learned it, it was just a piece of information that was there and that everyone knew. Once I got into the literal … Continue reading

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