Management of disorders of sex development: editorial commentary

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2012 Aug;59(4):871-80. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2012.05.010. Epub 2012 Jun 22.


In 2005, the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society and the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology convened a conference on intersex to review clinical management practices and data from long-term health-related and gender-related outcomes research and to identify key areas for future research. Romao and colleagues provide an overview of the evolving changes after publication of this guidance, informed by experiences in their multidisciplinary clinic. This commentary highlights and expands on several of the topics explored, with a special emphasis on the psychosocial aspects of care for persons affected by disorders of sex development and their families.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Disorders of Sex Development / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures*