Hormonal Therapies for Individuals with Intersex Conditions

  title={Hormonal Therapies for Individuals with Intersex Conditions},
  author={G. Warne and S. Grover and J. Zajac},
  journal={Treatments in Endocrinology},
  • G. Warne, S. Grover, J. Zajac
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Treatments in Endocrinology
  • Hormonal therapy forms part of the treatment of every intersex condition. For some conditions, such as salt-wasting congenital adrenal hyperplasia, hormonal replacement therapy is life saving because hormones necessary for survival (cortisol and aldosterone) are replaced. In contrast, other hormones such as androgens or mineralocorticoids are secreted in excessive amounts in congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to an enzyme imbalance, and the role of hormonal therapy is to suppress the unwanted… CONTINUE READING
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