Changes in the management of children with intersex conditions

@article{Diamond2008ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the management of children with intersex conditions},
  author={Milton Diamond and Hazel Glenn Beh},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Endocrinology \&Metabolism},
  year={2008},
  volume={4},
  pages={4-5}
}
  • M. Diamond, H. Beh
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Nature Clinical Practice Endocrinology &Metabolism
Three broad recommendations have been made for the management of children with intersex conditions: halt all infant cosmetic genital surgery until evidence-based guidelines are available; conduct further research on the necessity of such surgery; and practice complete honesty with parents and patients. The authors discuss whether clinical practice has changed in response to these recommendations. 
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