Disorders of sexual development (DSD) are a group of conditions characterized by abnormally formed reproductive organs and genitals. A child with DSD is said to have both male and female sexual characteristics, organs and genitals of the opposite gender or incomplete sexual development. The cause for DSD is not very clear, but is most often associated with genetic mutations, chromosomal abnormalities, a lack or deficiency of sex hormones, or non-response of genital tissues to the production of sex hormones.
The different types of disorders involving sex development include:
Some of these conditions are detected soon after birth or usually by the time of puberty. The cause of deformity is confirmed by performing certain diagnostic investigations including a thorough physical examination, various blood tests and ultrasound scans. Based on these results, your child’s doctor may suggest hormone therapy, counseling or surgery to treat the specific condition.
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