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sex assignment

process whereby the sex of an intersex (hermaphroditic) newborn is initially assigned.

sex as·sign·ment

(seks ă-sīn'mĕnt)
Process whereby the sex of an intersex (hermaphroditic) newborn is initially decided.
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This is a critical aspect of treatment, because the decision of sex assignment has obvious lifelong implications.9,10
Over 10 sex assignment surgeries were made within 4 years, he added.
The newborn infant that has genitalia that are so atypical that a diagnosis cannot be reached at initial presentation, presents a problem of sex assignment and should be considered a clinical emergency.
2003: A DNA test for sex assignment in kiwi (Apteryx spp.).
TRANSWOMAN: A person, such as Caitlyn Jenner, who transitions from a male sex assignment to become female.
In the first patient, though being a case of severe PAIS, where female sex assignment and corresponding surgical/medical interventions are strongly recommended, there was a notable delay in the management due to the parents' preference for no intervention at the time when the problem was first recognized.
To reach this aim, the influences and interrelations of sex assignment, genital surgery, hormone therapy, metabolism, fertility, psychological intervention but also cultural influences and patients and parents views on psychosocial adaption, health related quality of life and psychological well-being and will be investigated.
All cases of 46,XX ovarian DSD had female final sex assignment. In the 46,XY testicular DSD group, the great majority had male final sex assignment, except for cases of LHCG receptor defect, defects of testosterone synthesis, and complete androgen insensitivity.
There are ongoing health concerns surrounding sex assignment, gender identity, and gender reassignment; and the medical, surgical, and mental health considerations for these individuals and their families are life-long.
Patients brought up as male after sex assignment surgery require careful testicular tumour surveillance.
OGR emphasizes the importance of swift sex assignment and unambiguous gender rearing both for the child's "normal" (i.e., heteronormative) psychosexual development and for familial bonding.
When he was just 16 months old and in the care of the South Carolina Department of Social Services, doctors and department officials decided the child should undergo sex assignment surgery to make M.C.