Do women have adam's apples? I was told they do because it is simply the larynx, which becomes enlarged in males creating the "apple".
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replied January 29th, 2018
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The Adam's apple is actually a chunk of bony cartilage that surrounds the larynx, i.e., the voice box.

It is more prominent in men than in women.

Both boys and girls are born with larynxes, but when boys hit puberty (a series of physical changes that occur in a child’s body as he or she develops into an adult), their voice box grows in size significantly more than in girls, as their testosterone levels increase. This results in the ‘cracking’ of boys’ voices and a prominent Adam’s apple.


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