The Process of Sexual Development, Maturity and Orientation Abstract This paper discusses the process of sexual development, sexual maturity and sexual orientation from a developmental physiological psychology perspective, including a discussion of the interaction among hormones, the environment and behavior as it relates to sexual development and sexual orientation. Physiological Process of Sexual Development and Maturity Sexual development is said to occur in two phases, first at an organizational level during gestation that determines the internal and external genitalia and second in a phase that is called the “activational” phase, which occurs at puberty and continuing through adulthood when sex hormones develop and both males and...The end:
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