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In order to mate animals need a system of sex recognition in order to identify partners of the opposite sex.

Sex recognition in humans

In humans the appearance of the secondary sex characteristic underpin the visual differences between the sexes as they approach reproductive capacity.

Developmental aspects

CHildren learn to recognise sexual differences as part of socialization.

Sex recognition in animals

See also

References & Bibliography

Key texts


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