Disorders of sex development, DSD

Disorders of sex development, DSD

The first question parents get after the delivery of a child is whether it is a boy or a girl. For about 10-20 parents each year this is not possible to say without an anatomical, genetic and endocrine investigation. This investigation is performed urgently by the DSD-team at the hospital. Lately, the knowledge on the molecular background of DSD has increased very much and the child´s sex is easier to identify. Parents, patients and patient organisations ask for long-term follow up studies to improve information.