External Genital Development in Males and Females


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Which two structures develop from the same precursor tissue?

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1. Which hormone is primarily responsible for the developmental differences in male and female external genitalia?

2. Which of the following statements about genital differentiation is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of the development of a fetus' genitalia during pregnancy. Subjects you will need to grasp to fully understand the lesson include female genital development and when a doctor can determine the gender of a fetus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

By using the worksheet and quiz, you will better understand:

  • Genital differentiation
  • Female genital development
  • Two structures developed from the same precursor tissue
  • When a doctor can determine the gender of a fetus with an ultrasound
  • The hormone responsible for developing the differences between males and females

Skills Practiced

The proficiencies that can be practiced in this quiz and worksheet include:

  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding genital development and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about the hormone responsible for genital differentiation
  • Making connections- use your understanding of the concept of genital differentiation

Additional Learning

To understand information about how genitals are developed through a pregnancy, review the complementary lesson called External Genital Development in Males and Females. The lesson includes the following subjects:

  • Identify how males and females all start the same in the beginning of the pregnancy
  • Learn about the factors that influence sexual differentiation
  • Review the hormones that play a role in genital development such as testosterone
  • Recall the developmental timeline of genital development through different weeks of pregnancy