Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)
Research & Innovation
Years ago, babies born with ambiguous genitalia were routinely "assigned" a gender by their physicians, and underwent treatment to match that assignment. Today, decision-making is much more individualized and is done in close consultation with the family.
Beyond evaluating, diagnosing and treating infants, children and adolescents with disorders of the genital and urinary organs, the Pediatric Urology Department at Children’s Hospital Boston is also looking to the future. Our physicians and researchers are leading a number of studies and trials on prenatal findings that are looking deeper into healthy psychosocial development in adolescents born with ambiguous genitalia.
|Gender in the media|
|In a 2010 speech to the United Nations, actress Geena Davis highlighted a concern that researchers of children and media have been speaking about for many years. The programs on the screens our children view – on television, computers, movie theaters or even their mobile phones – portray a world of gender inequality: Girls still appear marginal to society. Read more the research being done on the portrayal of gender in the media and how it can affect children.|