Changing the Nomenclature/Taxonomy for Intersex: A Scientific and Clinical Rationale

@article{Dreger2005ChangingTN,
  title={Changing the Nomenclature/Taxonomy for Intersex: A Scientific and Clinical Rationale},
  author={A. Dreger and C. Chase and A. Sousa and P. Gruppuso and J. Frader},
  journal={Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism},
  year={2005},
  volume={18},
  pages={729 - 734}
}
  • A. Dreger, C. Chase, +2 authors J. Frader
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • We explain here why the standard division of many intersex types into true hermaphroditism, male pseudohermaphroditism, and female pseudohermaphroditism is scientifically specious and clinically problematic. First we provide the history of this tripartite taxonomy and note how the taxonomy predates and largely ignores the modern sciences of genetics and endocrinology. We then note the numerous ways that the existing taxonomy confuses and sometimes harms clinicians, researchers, patients, and… CONTINUE READING

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