Gender assignment, reassignment and outcome in disorders of sex development: Update of the 2005 consensus conference

Heino F.L. Meyer-Bahlburg, Katharine Baratz Dalke, Sheri A. Berenbaum, Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis, Melissa Hines, Justine Marut Schober

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Background: Societal changes are increasingly moving the conceptualization of gender from a set of binary categories towards a bimodal continuum, which along with the cautious conclusions resulting from the 2005 Consensus Conference influences gender-related clinical work with patients with disorders of sex development. Objective: This article provides an update of these developments over the past decade along with an overview of pertinent new data. Conclusion: Considerably more research is needed on larger sample sizes with systematic long-term follow-up to ground the emerging trends in clinical management of the highly diverse disorders of sex development syndromes in a solid empirical basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-118
Number of pages7
JournalHormone Research in Paediatrics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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