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  eMedicine - Ambiguous Genitalia and Intersexuality : Article by Joel Hutcheson, MD
The internal ducts and external genitalia may vary in development, since the presence of apparently male or female gonads does not necessarily correlate with the patient's gender identity.
The external genitalia of both sexes are identical during the first 7 weeks of gestation.
Therefore, the fetus is born with minimally virilized external genitalia (eg, pseudovaginal perineoscrotal hypospadias), although the fetus usually has a degree of phallic enlargement, reflecting the direct action of testosterone.
www.emedicine.com /PED/topic1492.htm   (6801 words)

  
 BUMBLE BEES
The morphology of male genitalia has long been used to identify species and to study the relationships among bumblebees (reviewed in Williams, 1985, 1991 [pdf ], 1995 [pdf]).
The reason for this is that male genitalia were found to have many characters that show high levels of congruence (especially when compared with colour patterns), so that they can be used to recognise species and groups of species.
The photographs of male genitalia included here are taken from (upper image) the dorsal and (lower image) the posterior aspect.
www.nhm.ac.uk /research-curation/projects/bombus/genitalia.html   (201 words)

  
 Ambiguous genitalia - CNN.com
Such is the case for newborns with ambiguous genitalia, the medical term for a rare condition in which a newborn's external genitals don't appear to be clearly either male or female.
Ambiguous genitalia can be very upsetting to parents and other family members, both because of the uncertainty involved and because of the social stigma attached to not knowing a child's sex right away.
However, for others born with ambiguous genitalia, the severity of the condition, complicated hormone levels and trouble adjusting to their assigned sex may make it difficult or impossible to conceive a child later in life.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00668.html   (1750 words)

  
 AllRefer Health - Ambiguous Genitalia (Genitals - Ambiguous)
Ambiguous genitalia are those in which it is difficult to classify the infant as male or female.
Typically, ambiguous genitalia in genetic females (babies with two X chromosomes) include an enlarged clitoris that has the appearance of a small penis.
In a genetic male (one X and one Y chromosome), ambiguous genitalia typically include a small penis (less than 2-3 centimeters or 0.8-1.2 inches) that may appear to be an enlarged clitoris (the clitoris of a newborn female is normally somewhat enlarged at birth).
health.allrefer.com /health/ambiguous-genitalia-info.html   (774 words)

  
 Genitalia, Ambiguous Information on Healthline
Ambiguous genitalia, also called indeterminate sex and intersexuality, is a condition present at birth in which an individual has what appears to be both male and female external sex organs.
In a genetic female with ambiguous genitalia, the clitoris may be enlarged, having the appearance of a small penis, the labia may be fused, resembling a scrotum, and the opening to the urinary tract may be located anywhere along the clitoris.
It is characterized by a genetic female with internal female sex organs and ambiguous or masculine external genitalia.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/genitalia-ambiguous   (1074 words)

  
  Ambiguous Genitalia - Health EncyclopediaNews Story - WRC | Washington
The genitalia are of one sex, but some physical characteristics of the other sex are present.
Ambiguous genitalia may be discovered during the first well-baby examination.
In some cases, laparoscopy, exploratory laparotomy, or biopsy of the gonads may be necessary to confirm disorders associated with ambiguous genitalia.
www.nbc4.com /encyclopedia/6864223/detail.html   (1361 words)

  
 MayoClinic.com Health Library - Ambiguous genitalia
Such is the case for newborns with ambiguous genitalia, the medical term for a rare condition in which a newborn's external genitals don't appear to be clearly either male or female.
Ambiguous genitalia can be very upsetting to parents and other family members, both because of the uncertainty involved and because of the social stigma attached to not knowing a child's sex right away.
However, for others born with ambiguous genitalia, the severity of the condition, complicated hormone levels and trouble adjusting to their assigned sex may make it difficult or impossible to conceive a child later in life.
www.riverside-online.com /health_reference/Disease-Conditions/DS00668.cfm   (1789 words)

  
 Child Health Library - Genitourinary and Kidney Disorders - Ambiguous Genitalia
Very few infants with ambiguous genitalia have genitals that are so ambiguous that a gender determination is not made at birth.
When a child's genitalia appear ambiguous at birth, your child's physician will conduct both a medical history and a physical examination of your child's external genitalia.
Treatment for ambiguous genitalia depends of the type of the disorder, but will usually include corrective surgery to remove or create reproductive organs appropriate for the gender of the child.
www.chp.edu /greystone/urology/ambiggen.php   (1168 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Genitalia: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The genitalia of the group Tortricidae of the Lepidoptera of the British Islands: An account of the morphology of the male clasping organs and the corresponding organs of the female by Frank Nelson Pierce (Unknown Binding - 1960)
The genitalia of the tineid families of the Lepidoptera of the British Islands;: An account of the morphology of the male clasping organs and the corresponding organs of the female, by Frank Nelson Pierce (Unknown Binding - 1968)
The genitalia of the British rhopalocera and the larger moths;: An account of the morphology of the male clasping organs and the corresponding organs of the female, by Frank Nelson Pierce (Unknown Binding - 1968)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Genitalia&tag=540-20&index=books&page=1   (623 words)

  
 Gynecology - Vaginal Discharge
Congenital anomalies of the external genitalia are often noticed at birth whereas anomalies of the internal genitalia may not become apparent until adolescence or later in life when proper function is compromised.
Female pseudohermaphrodites should always be given a female sex assignment since their internal genitalia is normal and their virilized external genitalia can be corrected surgically.
The external genitalia are normal but the vagina appears as a "blind pouch" because the cervix is not visible.
www.learnpediatrics.com /genitourinary/gynGenitalia.htm   (1203 words)

  
 Ambiguous Genitalia - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
However, other children with ambiguous genitalia may actually be "assigned" a gender at birth based on external characteristics (i.e., vagina, penis), without anyone knowing that internal reproductive structures (i.e., fallopian tubes, prostate gland) contradicted the external characteristics.
When a child is born with ambiguous genitalia, because there is an increased risk for tumors in the gonads, a biopsy (sample of tissue) of the gonad is usually performed.
Treatment for ambiguous genitalia depends of the type of the disorder, but will usually include corrective surgery to remove or create reproductive organs appropriate for the gender of the child.
www.chop.edu /consumer/your_child/condition_section_index.jsp?id=-9051   (1276 words)

  
 Ambiguous Genitalia
When a child's gender is in question at birth, because genitals may not appear clearly male or female, the child is said to have ambiguous genitalia.
Very few infants with ambiguous genitalia have genitals that are so ambiguous that a gender determination is not made at birth.
Treatment for ambiguous genitalia depends of the type of the disorder, but will usually include corrective surgery to remove or create reproductive organs appropriate for the gender of the child.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/peds_urology/ambiggen.cfm   (1169 words)

  
 Ambiguous genitalia
Ambiguous genitalia is usually not life threatening (see Causes section for exceptions), but can create social upheaval for the child and the family.
Pseudohermaphroditism -- the genitalia are of one sex, but some physical characteristics of the other sex are present.
In some cases, laparoscopy, exploratory laparotomy, or biopsy of the gonads may be necessary to confirm disorders associated with ambiguous genitalia.
www.adam.com /democontent/hie/ency/article/003269.htm   (1318 words)

  
 Ambiguous Genitalia - My Child Has - Children's Hospital Boston
When a child's gender is in question at birth, because genitals may not appear clearly male or female, the child is said to have ambiguous genitalia.
Very few infants with ambiguous genitalia have genitals that are so ambiguous that a gender determination is not made at birth.
There are a number of other syndromes in which ambiguous genitalia is one feature (characteristic) of the disorder, in addition to other features.
www.childrenshospital.org /az/Site2067/mainpageS2067P0.html   (1131 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Ambiguous genitalia
Ambiguous genitalia is a birth defect where the outer genitals do not have the typical appearance of either a boy or a girl.
Ambiguous genitalia may be discovered during the first well-baby examination.
In some cases, laparoscopy, exploratory laparotomy, or biopsy of the gonads may be necessary to confirm disorders associated with ambiguous genitalia.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003269.htm   (1229 words)

  
 Ambiguous Genitalia - Patient UK
The external genitalia of males and females are identical in the first 7 weeks of gestation.
Ambiguous genitalia are caused by a variety of different conditions which vary greatly in incidence.
The role of the testis in development of internal and external genitalia means that dysgenetic gonads produce combinations of abnormalities of internal and external genitalia.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc/40000421   (2085 words)

  
 The Male Genitalia Kit online Guide
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www.afraidtoask.com /order.html   (317 words)

  
 Ambiguous genitalia
If the process that causes this fetal tissue to become "male" or "female" is disrupted, ambiguous genitalia can develop. This genitalia makes it difficult to classify the infant as male or female.
In very rare instances, the physical appearance may be fully developed as the opposite of the genetic sex.
For example,  a genetic male may have developed the appearance of a normal female.
www.healthscout.com /ency/1/003269.html   (334 words)

  
 Definition of genitalia - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Learn more about "genitalia" and related topics at Britannica.com
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www.m-w.com /dictionary/genitalia   (37 words)

  
 female genitalia - OneLook Dictionary Search
We found 7 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word female genitalia:
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "female genitalia" is defined.
Female genitalia, Genitalia, female : MedTerms.com Medical Dictionary [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?w=female+genitalia&ls=a   (106 words)

  
 Genitalia definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Genitalia definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
The genitalia include internal structures such as the ovary, and external structures such as the penis.
See also: Female organs of reproduction; Male organs of reproduction.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11372   (137 words)

  
 Kent repertory : GENITALIA MALE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Genitalia male, hanging down testes (See Relaxed) (p.
Genitalia male, pain, testes, sexual excitement, after (p.
Genitalia male, ulcers, penis, chancres, elevated margins (
www.homeoint.org /books/kentrep/kentgenm.htm   (33 words)

  
 Chapter 38: The perineal region and external genitalia
To avoid injury, the opening for the passage of the fetal head may be enlarged by incising the posterior wall of the vagina and the nearby part of the perineum (episiotomy).
The male external genitalia are the penis and scrotum.
The blood supply and innervation of the female external genitalia are similar to those of the corresponding structures in the male.
www.dartmouth.edu /~humananatomy/part_6/chapter_38.html   (2022 words)

  
 Evaluation of the Newborn With Developmental Anomalies of the External Genitalia -- Committee on Genetics et al. 106 ...
The birth of a child with ambiguous genitalia constitutes a social emergency.
Anhalt H, Neely EK, Hintz RL Ambiguous genitalia.
Reiner WG Sex assignment in the neonate with intersex or inadequate genitalia.
aappolicy.aappublications.org /cgi/content/full/pediatrics;106/1/138   (2638 words)

  
 UrologyHealth.org - Pediatric Conditions - Reconstruction & Trauma - Ambiguous Genitalia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Among other girls, the underlying reason for the masculinization of their genitalia may be that mother had an excess of masculinizing hormones in early pregnancy that passed across the placenta.
Irrespective of the underlying cause, the result on the genitalia of this excess of masculinizing hormones is a variable degree of enlargement of the clitoris and a tendency of the midline groove to close over so that the opening of the vagina becomes concealed.
Among girls whose external genitalia were only slightly masculinized at birth or who have undergone modern feminizing surgery, the appearance of their genitalia should not later give rise to concern.
www.urologyhealth.org /pediatric/index.cfm?cat=10&topic=31   (5255 words)

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