As DeporahFoster pointed out, DNA and hormones are two different things. DNA determines whether you are XY (male) or XX (female) in MOST cases. There are also XXY, XYY, XXX, and other chromosome abnormalities. There are also "middle sex" individuals (hermaphrodites) who may have either XY or XX or some other chromosome soup, but have ambiguous genitalia; meaning some physical attributes of both sexes. Then there are those who have a hormonal imbalance/insensitivity, that results in an XY male having an apparently female body.<br />
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To complicate the matter, our physical gender and brain gender can be at odds. (Boy sees self as girl. Girl sees self as boy.) This is not socialization or mental illness. Modern research has found that boy's and girl's brains are virtually identical during the first six weeks after conception. At two points during fetal development, testosterone is released by the XY chromosome fetes. This flood of hormones physically alters the "boy's" brain, making it structurally a male brain. If the hormones aren't released on time or in sufficient quantities, the "male" brain may remain completely or partially "female" in structure with the child identifying as female despite a male body. If testosterone from the mother or a chromosomal defect is released during these times of development in the XX female fetes, her brain becomes masculine to some degree giving her a partial or fully male brain.<br />
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Most people live in a black and white world of either male or female, while ignoring the reality of middle sex and brain gender portions of the population. They want XX or XY to define who everyone is, and what role the individual will play in society. XX male with testosterone, and XY female with estrogen largely identify as their chromosomal and hormonal gender, but not always. The fact is that there is a large middle ground of hormonal, genetic, developmental, and individual variation from the black and white world of XX and XY. (And we haven't even touched on sex and sexual orientation.) <br />
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Just as the only person who can determine if you like broccoli is you, the ONLY person who can determine a persons true gender is that person.<br />
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Don't know if this is what you wanted to know, but there it is.

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you are right and just worded it wrong but you did extremely well filling in the difference of the two and I am very pleased you did so....

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DNA doesn't work by differentiating hormones

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guess I worded it wrong ...thanks

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