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Feminizing Genitoplasty

Girls who have a disorder of sex development (DSD) sometimes have genitals that do not look or function normally.  Feminizing genitoplasty (jen-i-toe-plas-tee) is a surgery or group of surgeries to improve both the look and function of the genital area.  

Before deciding if surgery is the best option, you will need to meet with the DSD team.  The team may include:

  • Endocrinologist
  • Geneticist
  • Gynecologist
  • Psychologist
  • Urologist 

This group of specialists will go over the benefits and risks of the surgery and will discuss the best time to have surgery. Families are involved in this talk and take part in deciding when their child will have surgery. 

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Before Surgery

Post-Operative Care

When to Call the Doctor

Last Updated: 02/2014