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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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