Betty Norman

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The longitudinal case histories of 24 male-assigned male hermaphrodites aged 18 or older were indexed and abstracted for the presence or absence of variables related to gender transposition, namely, bisexualism, homosexuality, or sex reassignment to live as a female. The sample was biased in favor of cases (N = 20) not showing signs of gender transposition.(More)
The longitudinal case histories of 32 female-assigned male hermaphrodites aged 18 or older were indexed and abstracted for evidence of variables related to gender transposition, i.e., bisexualism, lesbianism, or sex reassignment to live as male. The prevalence of transposition was biased because of the referral of cases selected for reassignment. Childhood(More)
Genital hypoplasia (micropenis) and CNS impairments are among multiple anomalies of embryogenesis that are found in association in a syndrome for which the acronym CHARGE has recently been coined. The CNS anomalies are either peripheral or central or both. Their various manifestations are impaired hearing and vision; impaired motor performance and(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the success of prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs, transition to care in the postpartum period is vulnerable to being lost to care. METHODS The authors performed a 2-year retrospective study of postpartum HIV-infected patients at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana. The outcome was classified as optimal(More)
In Sub-Saharan Africa, increasing numbers of children with perinatally acquired HIV (PAHIV) are living into adolescence. These adolescents face numerous unique challenges such as parent illness/death and years of medication use. Optimizing care for these youth requires an understanding of the factors that contribute to physical health, psychological(More)
In 20 patients with a micropenis, IQs ranged from 81 to 137, with a mean of 117 +/- 14 and a median of 116. The distribution of IQs approximated a normal distribution except that the entire curve was skewed, with the majority (75%) of scores higher than 109. There was no clustering related to diagnosis, age, sex of rearing, or serial testing to account for(More)
INTRODUCTION In resource-limited settings, men may face considerable barriers to accessing HIV care as early interventions tend to focus on antenatal care settings. METHODS We performed a retrospective chart review of all adult patients referred to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital HIV clinic in Kumasi, Ghana in 2011 to identify the differences in clinical(More)
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