Saturday, October 4, 2008

Gender : the other half of life (part 2)

"Gender : The other half of life "

Primary Sexual Characteristics for male (for female in bracket) are :
1.Prostrate gland. (Ovaries)
2.Seminal vesicles. (Fallopian tubes)
3.Penis. (Uterus)
4.Scrotum. (Vaginal)

Secondary Sexual Characteristics for male (for female, in bracket) are :
1. Head hair may thin with age ( Head hair more permanent)
2.Longer face ( Rounder face)
3.Facial hair from puberty (Minimal facial hair)
4.Thicker neck (Smaller neck)
5.Broader shoulders (Rounder shoulder)
6.Larger chest (Smaller chest)
7.Minimal breast tissue (Develop breast tissue)
< Why male has nipples though he do not feed the baby like the female? Interested for theological explanation, go to link

8.Longer arms, straight carrying angle (Shorter arms, curved carrying angle)
9.Bigger muscle (smaller muscles)
10.More body hair (Minimal body hair)
11.Triangular shape to pubic hair (Straight top edge to pubic hair)
12.Narrow hips (Wider hips)
13.Longer legs, straight angle (Shorter legs, curved angle)
14.Larger, blunter feet & hands (Smaller feet & hands)

Our human differentiation into male and female is intricately linked with reproduction and sex, but it also governs nearly every aspect pf our lives.

Gender is a fundamental polarity shared by most life forms on this planet Earth. Above the level of bacteria, organisms do not generally swap genetic information from one cell to another. Instead, they develop specialized sex cells - gametes, such as egg (from female) and sperm (from male) - that take on the role of genetic exchange.

For most species, including humans, the production of gametes is linked to the actual gender of the organism, with males generally producing only sperm and females producing only eggs.

The polarity of most species into male and female is determined by the combination of genetic material at conception. Each gamete (egg or sperm) has within it 46 pairs of chromosomes, which, as we are conceived, split down the middle to reconnect with those of our other parent.

SEXUAL CHARACTERISTICS , both primary and secondary, development arises from the influence of sex hormones on the body. These include our musculature, breast development, growth of body hair, voice pitch and bone structure.

While determination of gender happens at conception, its first signs are not apparent until a few weeks into our development.

By our sixth (6th)week of life we have developed the origins of either testes(for male) or ovaries(for female). This is activated by the presence of the male sex hormone dihydrotesterone (di-hydro-testerone, hydro=water), which steers genital development in the direction of the male. Without its action, we are female.

Upon our birth into our parents world, we were already about nine(9) months male or female old. Welcome to our world, son. Welcome to our world, daughter. (smile)


SOME species of fish are hermaphroditic, functioning as a female for a few years before changing sex to operate as a male.
DNA recombination also forms the basis for gender in fish species, but whereas hormones only prompt and regulate secondary sexual characteristics in humans, they can change the actual gender of some fish. This process seems to accelerate as levels of pollutants, such as detergents and hormone-based medications, increase in our waterways. In humans, such chemical pollution merely reduces the fertility of the male.

MOST species species also link gender to biological function, with the caring and nursing of young being the domain of the female, dear mother. There are other practical reasons for this - for example, the female mammal's provision of breast milk.

MR THOMAS BEATIE, the man who gave birth to a baby last month (JUNE), spoke for the first time of his 40-hour labour, describing it as an "experience of a lifetime".

Mr Beatie,34, who was born a woman, female, had his breasts removed after a partial sex-change operation and lives outwardly as a man. But he had retained his sex organs because he intended to have children one day, the Daily Mail of Bend, Oregon, reported.

He had conceived with sperm from a donor, and was inseminated at home by his 45-year-old wife Nancy, using a do-it-yourself kit.

"Everyone thought I was going to have a caesarean but I always knew I wanted a natural birth and I had one,
" Mr Beatie said on Thursday, speaking from his home in Oregon.

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