Psychological outcome in children with disorders of sex development: Implications for treatment and understanding typical development

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Abstract

Much scientific and public attention has been focused on controversies regarding the treatment of people with disorders of sex development (DSD, informally called intersex), particularly the basis for sex assignment, the need for and consequences of 'gender-confirming' genital surgery, the mental health consequences of treatment, and the relative contributions to gender development of genes, hormones, and socialization. Evidence relevant to these controversies is reviewed and considered for its implications for treating individuals with DSDs, and for understanding typical and atypical psychological development in the general population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-38
Number of pages38
JournalAnnual Review of Sex Research
Volume17
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)

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