genital ambiguity

genital ambiguity

incomplete development of fetal genitalia as a result of excessive androgen action on a female fetus or inadequate amounts of androgen in a male fetus.

gen·i·tal am·bi·gu·i·ty

(jen'i-tăl am'bi-gyū'i-tē)
Incomplete development of fetal genitalia as a result of excessive androgen action on a female fetus or inadequate amounts of androgen in a male fetus.
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In a subsequent book, Lessons From the Intersexed (1998), she concluded that the lesson from ending intersex surgery and instead allowing genital ambiguity to remain unaltered would be the dissolution of gender itself.
Others take a middle ground, saying evaluation must include assessment of the parents' ability to cope with the stress of genital ambiguity in their child.