Differences of Sex Development | Treatment Options

Treatment for Patients with DSD

Our team has the expertise to treat all types of differences of sex development (DSD). Treatment options will vary based on the specific diagnosis and issues involved. Treatment and services may include:

  • Diagnostic evaluation, including examination, blood tests such as chromosome analysis and other genetic testing, and imaging (X-ray, ultrasound, MRI)
  • Psychosocial support
  • Genetic counseling
  • Medical management, including hormone treatment
  • Surgical procedures when indicated

Resources for Parents

Accord Alliance

Read and download “Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Sex Development in Childhood” or the “Handbook for Parents.”

Book

Disorders of Sex Development: A Guide for Parents and Physicians (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book). Information at Amazon.com.

Improving Care for Patients

Cincinnati Children’s is a member of the Disorders of Sex Development Translational Research Network, a national consortium of pediatric hospitals working to standardize care for patients across the country.

Learn More

Tara Schafer-Kalkhoff, MA, CCRP
Clinical Research Coordinator IV
Differences of Sex Development Center at Cincinnati Children’s
tara.schafer-kalkhoff@cchmc.org