Katharina M. Main, Marie Lindhardt Ljubicic, Anette Tønnes Pedersen, Trine Holm Johannsen, Jørgen Thorup, Inge Boetker Rasmussen Ifaoui, Lise Aksglæde, Pernille Bordtkorb, Birgit Rasmussen, Anne Jørgensen, Niels Jørgensen, Åse Krogh Rasmussen, Michael Vestergaard Thomsen & Anders Juul on behalf of Rigshospitalets DSD-multidisciplinære team:
Diagnostics and treatment of patients with differences of sex development
Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V08180564
Differences of sex development (DSD) is a medical term, which refers to a variety of congenital conditions influencing sex determination and differentiation. Many aspects regarding the optimal diagnostics, medical and surgical management remain unanswered due to the lack of knowledge on the long-term outcome. The prevalence of the individual DSD conditions is low, and research is sparse, thus European-wide studies are needed to improve diagnostics, treatment options, quality of life and reduce existing co-morbidities. Multidisciplinary medical management covering aspects throughout life is essential.