Retrieved from " https: No current or probably future technology can replace a chromosome in all of our trillions of cells. Why am I feeling chest pain two months after sympathectomy? Once on, these genes cause testes to form instead of ovaries. Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. In a female to male change, they are given testosterone injections.
The exact cause of this condition is unknown but it has been proposed that mutations in the SOX9 gene may contribute to this syndrome since SOX9 plays a role in testes differentiation during development.
Think gender comes down to X and Y chromosomes? Think again
If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters globeandmail. As you stated in your question, in a sex change operation, the patient is given hormone injections. And it is we who must take responsibility for our decisions. The tip of the Y chromosome contains the SRY gene and, during recombinationa translocation occurs in which the SRY gene on the Y chromosome is moved to become part of an X chromosome. The patient may behave like a female emotionally and sexually, but would be unable to have a baby. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. Click here to subscribe.