A Practical Approach to Intersex

M. David Bomalaski

Disclosures

Urol Nurs. 2005;25(1):11-18, 23-24. 

In This Article

Conclusion

Science has revealed many of the genetic and hormonal pathways responsible for inter-sex disorders and today we possess the surgical skill to give most patients the appearance of either male or female gender, according to our wishes. The underlying chromosomal anomalies and surgical intervention were discussed; yet, we have only begun to study the psychological aspects of sexuality and the developing fetal brain. The psychological aspects of the physical statement of gender assignment could perhaps be even more critical in the final picture of social adjustment. In dealing with intersex, the clinician has the responsibility of educating the parents about both the medical science we understand, as well as the physical/psychological aspects of sexuality which are still poorly understood.

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