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intersexuality

 [in″ter-sek″shoo-al´ĭ-te]

in·ter·sex·u·al·i·ty

(in'tĕr-seks'yū-al'i-tē),
The condition of having both male and female characteristics; being intermediate between the sexes.

intersexuality

/in·ter·sex·u·al·i·ty/ (in″ter-sek″shoo-al´ĭ-te)
3. androgyny.intersex´ual

intersexuality

[-sek′sho̅o̅·al′itē]
Etymology: L, inter + sexus, male or female
the condition in which an individual has both male and female anatomical characteristics to varying degrees or in which the appearance of the external genitalia is ambiguous or differs from that characteristic of the gonadal or genetic sex. See also hermaphroditism, pseudohermaphroditism. intersexual, adj.

hermaphroditism

The state of being a hermaphrodite, i.e., having both male and female gonadal tissue.

intersexuality

an intermingling, in varying degrees, of the characters of each sex, including physical form, reproductive tissue and sexual behavior, in one animal, as a result of some flaw in embryonic development. See also hermaphroditism and pseudohermaphroditism.
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Consequences of the Chicago consensus on disorders of sex development (DSD): current practices in Europe.
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Grinspon, "Normal male sexual differentiation and aetiology of disorders of sex development," Best Practice and Research: Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Disorders of sex development (DSDs), their presentation and management in different cultures.
The challenge is to inform and educate both the athletic community and the various international and national sports sanctioning bodies about the complexity of the birth defects we identify as disorders of sex development.
Reiner contributed to the 2006 Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Sex Development in Childhood, which was produced by a consortium of clinicians, patients, and parents and published by the Intersex Society of North America (www.
Results from a pediatric surgical centre justify early intervention in disorders of sex development.
See letters to the editor in response to the consensus statement published by the Consortium on the Management of Disorders of Sex Development, http://adc.
Beh, "Variations of Sex Development instead of Disorders of Sex Development," letter to the editor, British Medical Journal (2006), http://adc.
This volume contains 24 articles on differences and disorders of sex development.
Emphasizing management, they cover the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, short and tall stature, puberty problems, thyroid disorders, disorders of sex development and common genital anomalies, adrenal disorders, salt and water balance issues, calcium and bone problems, obesity, and endocrine effects of cancer treatment, with cases and information on controversial points, when to involve a specialist, pitfalls, management of emergencies, guidelines, and providing information to patients and families.