Losing our wayBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39514.464144.AD (Published 17 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:867
- James Barrett, consultant psychiatrist
- 1West London Mental Health NHS Trust, London
Men have better visuospatial abilities than women. They read a map better. But is this difference related to hormones or just because men have a Y chromosome?
In the setting of a gender identity clinic one could investigate this question quite easily, since many of the patients are treated with high doses of cross-sex hormones and can be tested before and after such treatment. …