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Gender identity in disorders of sex development: review article.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19914694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Many concerns have been raised regarding the treatment and long-term outcome of infants born with complex genital anomalies. Debate among clinicians, psychologists, ethicists, and patient advocate groups regarding the optimal management of these individuals is ongoing. Although determining the most appropriate gender is a difficult task, this review will help clarify some of the issues at hand. METHODS: A literature review which addresses the challenges of advising families about gender identity in infants and children with disorders of sex development. RESULTS: The evidence for endocrine effects on neurobiological development with regard to sexual behavior is compelling, although the existing outcome studies are largely anecdotal and somewhat contradictory. CONCLUSIONS: Gender assignment in infants born with a disorder of sex development remains only one of the many difficult decisions faced by both the treatment team and the family. Improved long-term follow-up of these patients will provide much needed feedback on previous and contemporary management.
Jennifer H Yang; Laurence S Baskin; Michael DiSandro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  75     ISSN:  1527-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-29     Completed Date:  2010-02-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Pediatric Urology, University of California, San Francisco Children's Hospital, San Francisco, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Gender Identity*
Sex Differentiation Disorders / psychology*
Comment In:
Urology. 2010 Jan;75(1):159-60; author reply 160   [PMID:  20109712 ]

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