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At Boston Children's Hospital, we take a multidisciplinary approach in treating your child's disorder of sexual differentiation (DSD). Our team will work together to develop the best comprehensive treatment plan for your child's unique condition. You, as parents, will be involved every step of the way.
How are DSDs treated?
The treatment options for DSDs vary depending on the complexity of your child's disorder. The medical treatments may include hormone replacement therapy, surgery, and psychosocial support.
Surgical interventions depend on what type of DSD your child has. In some cases, surgery may be required. In other cases, surgery remains an elective (optional) procedure.
Situations where surgery is required:
Situations where surgery may be elective:
Reconstructive surgery to improve the aesthetic appearance of the genitals is often elective.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Children's resources for families:
Children's Coping Program helps children who are being treated on an outpatient basis at the hospital—as well as their families—understand and cope with their feelings about:
Visit the Behavioral Medicine and Coping Clinic program page or call us at 617-355-6688 to learn more.
Adolescence can be stressful—even for physically healthy teens. Having a condition like MGD during adolescence further complicates life for teenagers.
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