Assessment of Intersex








Intersex Condition

When a child is born with an intersex condition, the actual sex of the child may be unclear, even though the doctors and parents may have thought then the sex of the child from prenatal sonograms.

So after the child is born with an intersex condition it takes several days of testing before doctors can determine which is the best gender to assign such child.

There are several ways that cause sexual uncertainty:

Individual are neither XX (female sex chromosomes) nor XY (male sex chromosomes):

  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (most common)
    • Klinefelter syndrome
    • Turner’s syndrome
    • Mosaicism or himerism

Individual with XY chromosomes:

  • Persistent mullerian duct syndrome
    • Androgen insensitivity syndrome
    • 5-alpha-reductase deficiency

Individual with XX chromosomes:



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