Ambiguous Genitalia: Is It a Boy or a Girl?

  • John M. Hutson
  • Spencer W. Beasley


Normal sexual development is summarized and then we describe the common forms of abnormal development. Then there are sections on the clinical presentation of disorders of sex development, and how to do the clinical examination. Finally, there is a short section on ‘absent vagina’: vaginal agenesis or labial adhesions.


Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Turner Syndrome External Genitalia Wolffian Duct Ambiguous Genitalia 
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Further Reading

  1. Hutson JM, Warne GL, Grover SR (eds) (2012) Disorders of Sex Development: An integrated approach to management. Springer, Heidelberg.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Hutson
    • 1
  • Spencer W. Beasley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyRoyal Children’s HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Paediatric Surgery Department OtagoUniversity Christchurch HospitalChristchurchNew Zealand

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