Disorders of Sexual Development (DSD) and Gender Management Service (GeMS) | Conditions and Treatments

Ambiguous Genitalia

When a baby is born, "girl or boy?" is the question on the tip of everyone's tongues. Discovering that your newborn has ambiguous genitalia can be emotionally traumatizing and confusing for you and...

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Androgen Insensitivity

Androgen insensitivity is a rare genetic condition that blocks the body from using male hormones (androgens) during fetal growth and after birth. Because the fetal tissue is insensitive to male...

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Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a genetic disorder in which the adrenal gland produces an overabundance of certain male hormones called androgens. As a result, a child with CAH is born with a...

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Amid the joys of welcoming your child into the world, it can be very stressful to learn that he has been born with any kind of abnormality—especially one that may need surgery in the early months of...

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Turner Syndrome

What is Turner Syndrome? Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects females. It occurs when a baby has a missing or incomplete X chromosome. It may take one of three forms: missing an entire X...

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Vaginal Agenesis

Overview During pregnancy, a baby's reproductive system may not finish developing in the mother's uterus. She may be born without a vagina and have other absent reproductive organs. This condition is...

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