In the United States, 1 in 3,000 babies is born with a disorder of sexual development (DSD), which can make it challenging to determine the baby’s sex based on the appearance of the external genitalia. DSD results from discordance between chromosomes, anatomical sex and hormones. Our multidisciplinary team manages DSD within an ethical framework and educates parents to assist them in making informed decisions.
Our treatment of DSD includes multi-specialty team collaboration with parents; determination of diagnosis, appropriate hormonal and surgical treatments, and sex assignment; and psychological, ethical and genetics counseling.
Our multidisciplinary team of ethicists, urologists, gynecologists, surgeons, endocrinologists, geneticists and psychologists work together on all sexual differentiation cases to ensure the best outcomes for patients and their families.
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