FUTURE LEADERS AND THE TROUBLE WITH TESTOSTERONE

The ‘trouble’ starts in the womb, when the embryo with the XY gene gets its first flood of testosterone and starts the journey to becoming male. All embryos start out female and only after a few weeks do they differentiate in terms of gender. Female embryos contain the XX chromosomes and males the XY. There are of course fascinating exceptions, such as the XXY ‘super females’ whose excess testosterone leaves them stronger, faster, hairier, with a good sense of direction … Continued