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Disorders Of Sexual Maturation
During puberty what are the functions of testosterone vs dihydrotestosterone? Which has greater influence on sexual development, facial hair & voice?
Relationship failure: Female sexual dysfunction can be treated if a physical cause is determined by a gyn. If it is a psychological issue then psychotherapy is also helpful. Sexual expression is a barometer of the status and overall quality of a relationship and its' communication between the individuals. Relationship failures often ensue if not treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are people with chromosome disorders & abnormal syndromes capable of reproduction, breastfeeding, and ejaculating?
Varies with problem: In trisomy 21, the females are fertile but the males are not. The females that carry fragile X are generally fertile and pass the disorder to some of their male offspring who will not be fertile as adults. There are thousands of syndromes, the specifics of which are beyond the space allowed here for answers. ...Read more
Personality,intoxica: tion, maturity, family-or-origin training, past experiences--all can weigh in. My general training suggests that immaturity may be the biggest risk, followed by impulsivity. ...Read more
Which role does a lack of safety signals play in the development & maintenance of generalized anxiety disorders?
I'm not sure: What you mean by safety signals. Please clarify and then we will be able to answer your question. ...Read more
Maturation: The first sign if puberty in boys is testicular enlargement. Either before or after this starts, boys will develop pubic and underarm hair, body odor, and acne. Penile enlargement, voice changes, and facial hair usually ensue as the testes get larger. Pubertal boys eat and grow a lot as they put on more bone and muscle weight also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can having excessive vaginal penetration compromise the females ability to reach orgasm through that type of sexual interaction?
Female Sexuality: First, unfortunately, what you mean by 'excessive vaginal penetration" is very ambiguous. But in general intercourse does not compromise or harm or have any health effect on the ability to orgasm. Many females do not orgasm with penetration and find they have to manipulate the clitoris during intercourse for orgasm. I often refer a book to my female patients: "our bodies our selves". ...Read more
The basics: Both males and females have breast tissue but the differentiation comes in how your genes interact with the hormones you produce. Whether you end up with watermelons or a raison on a pancake is determined by the interplay between these factors. There is usually at least some difference in the two, some more than others. Breast tissue with low sensitivity to hormones will grow less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Media image: Yes it does. Remember most of the media outlets are run by males - they want and fantasize the "perfect women" hence images you see ie in magazines, tv etc.. Are those of their perception of the perfect woman. This ultimately trickles down to the young who try to strive to look like some of those depicted "perfect women" as their idol. ...Read more
Which role does a lack of safety signals play in the development and maintenance of generalized anxiety disorder?
Anxiety: A lack of safety could certainly play a significant role in developing this disorder. Best. ...Read more
Can the usage of social media contribute to mental disorders or are these mental disorders already present before usage of social media?
We are living in a: "Brave New World" with both amazing opportunities and dangers. Social media, like social interactions can be assets enhancing lives and improving mental health or deficits contributing to and increasing mental disorders. On one hand anonymousness and lack of oversight of social media can lead to bullying and abuse. When used for social good, it can lead to wonderful encounters and accomplishments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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