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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
themselves trying to resolve these rare cases of sex assignment because,
31) Intersex children who undergo pediatric sex assignment procedures and repeated hospitalizations regularly grow up being told they have an obscure chronic illness--scarcely kinder and gentler than the truth.
DSD includes hermaphroditism, individuals with atypical chromosomes, and those who have undergone sex assignment surgery as an infant.
Intersex is a rare disorder which is usually identified at birth by the atypical appearance of the genitalia, making sex assignment difficult.