What are disorders of sexual differentiation?

Also known as: DSDs, disorders of sex development

Disorders of sexual differentiation can refer to a wide range of different medical conditions that all impact the normal development of the baby’s sexual organs. They can range from sexual organs that don’t develop as fully as they should to the development of different-than-expected sexual organs that lead to questions about gender identity.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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