BSTc NEURON NUMBERS ARE INDEPENDENT OF HORMONAL EFFECTS ON VOLUME

 

There has been much misrepresentation (1, 2, 3) in the attempt to understand the potential for hormonal administration to alter sexually dimorphic human brain nuclei.

 

In an effort to correct these misconceptions, OII staff member M. Italiano has received permission to post an unpublished letter by Dick F. Swaab, M.D., Ph.D. of The Netherlands Brain Research Institute to publicly correct these misconceptions.

 

To read Dr. Swaab’s response: Click here

 

1) Hulshoff Pol, H.E. et al. (2006) Changing your sex changes your brain: Influences of testosterone and estrogen on adult human brain structure. European J. Endoc., 155 (Suppl. 1), S107-S114.

 

2) Lawrence, A.A. (2007) A Critique of the brain-sex theory of transsexualismClick here

 

3) Bailey, J.M. & Triea K. (2007) What Transgender Activists Don't Want You to Know: and why you should know it anyway. Persp. Biol. Med., 50(4): 521-534.

 

This is posted on OII's website at:

 

http://www.intersexualite.org/LetterTrans.html