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From the Ted Talk by Alice Dreger: Is anatomy destiny?

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Another example: a few years ago I got a call from a man who was 19 years old, who was born a boy, raised a boy, had a girlfriend, had sex with his glirrneifd, had a life as a guy, and had just found out that he had ovaries and a uterus inside. What he had was an extreme form of a condition cllead congenital adrenal hyperplasia. He had XX chromosomes, and in the womb, his anerdal glands were in such high gear that it created, essentially, a masculine hormonal environment. And as a consequence, his genitals were msinaeciuzld, his brain was subject to the more typical msuaincle component of honmroes. And he was born looking like a boy — nobody suspected anything. And it was only when he had raeched the age of 19 that he began to have enough medical problems from menstruating iellnanrty, that doctors figured out that, in fact, he was female, internally.

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Another example: a few years ago I got a call from a man who was 19 years old, who was born a boy, raised a boy, had a girlfriend, had sex with his __________, had a life as a guy, and had just found out that he had ovaries and a uterus inside. What he had was an extreme form of a condition ______ congenital adrenal hyperplasia. He had XX chromosomes, and in the womb, his _______ glands were in such high gear that it created, essentially, a masculine hormonal environment. And as a consequence, his genitals were ____________, his brain was subject to the more typical _________ component of ________. And he was born looking like a boy — nobody suspected anything. And it was only when he had _______ the age of 19 that he began to have enough medical problems from menstruating __________, that doctors figured out that, in fact, he was female, internally.

Solution

  1. reached
  2. adrenal
  3. girlfriend
  4. called
  5. masculinized
  6. masculine
  7. internally
  8. hormones

Original Text

Another example: a few years ago I got a call from a man who was 19 years old, who was born a boy, raised a boy, had a girlfriend, had sex with his girlfriend, had a life as a guy, and had just found out that he had ovaries and a uterus inside. What he had was an extreme form of a condition called congenital adrenal hyperplasia. He had XX chromosomes, and in the womb, his adrenal glands were in such high gear that it created, essentially, a masculine hormonal environment. And as a consequence, his genitals were masculinized, his brain was subject to the more typical masculine component of hormones. And he was born looking like a boy — nobody suspected anything. And it was only when he had reached the age of 19 that he began to have enough medical problems from menstruating internally, that doctors figured out that, in fact, he was female, internally.

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Important Words

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