Genetics

Why are sex linked disorders more common in males then in females?

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April 30, 2017 12:47PM

You are grossly mistaken. Ask a gynaecologist/Obstetrician and you will feel that the converse is true. Things that are talked about more and are easily discovered seem to be more prevalent but that's not true in this case

Any sex-linked disorder which is carried on the X chromosome and is recessive will be more common in males than females because males have only one X chromosome and females have two. This means that if a male has the disorder on his X chromosome he will have the disease, while a woman would need the disorder to be present on both X chromosomes.
Males can express single recessive alleles from their single X chromosome
Males have just one X chromosome. Thus, all X-linked alleles are expressed in males, even if they are recessive.