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Disorders of Sex Development (DSD)

X and Y chromosomes.DSD describes a group of conditions that occur early in pregnancy in which sex development is not typical.  There are two main factors that decide whether a baby develops as a male or a female: genetic factors and sex hormones.  The reproductive body parts may develop differently if there is a problem in any of the factors needed for sex development.  This results in DSD. 

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Background

Cause of DSD

How Will DSD Affect My Child?

Treatment of DSD


Last Updated: 03/2013