Disorders of sex development: a new definition and classification.

  title={Disorders of sex development: a new definition and classification.},
  author={Ieuan A Hughes},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  volume={22 1},
A newborn infant with ambiguous genitalia is a complex enough problem to unravel without any further clouding by confusing terms. The nomenclature 'intersex', 'hermaphrodite' and 'pseudohermaphrodite' is anachronistic, unhelpful, and perceived to be pejorative by some affected families. In its place, a consensus statement recommends the term 'disorder of sex development' (DSD), a generic definition encompassing any problem noted at birth where the genitalia are atypical in relation to the… CONTINUE READING