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CLIP 14182

The testosterone finger test

The testosterone finger test
Key Info
  • The testosterone finger test
  • Duration: 02:13
  • Michael Mosley examines how the levels of testosterone we are exposed to in the womb can influence our bodies and behaviour. People who are exposed to high levels of testosterone typically develop strong lungs, increased athletic ability and risky behaviour. You can estimate the amount of foetal testosterone you were exposed to by comparing the difference in size between your index finger and ring finger. First broadcast on 'Inside the Human Body' on BBC One in May 2011.
  • Subject:



    Bio: Human Body

  • Keywords: InsidetheHumanBody, androgens, testosterone, hormones, digit ratio, Michael Mosley
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used to help support classroom teaching of human male sex hormone (testosterone).
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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