Ambiguous Genitalia

What is ambiguous genitalia?

Ambiguous genitalia is a condition where the genitals do not look clearly male or female. Ambiguous genitalia occurs in approximately 1 in 4,500 births.

How is this condition managed during pregnancy? 

Since ambiguous genitalia may occur in the presence of other physical anomalies or genetic abnormalities, genetic counseling is recommended. Prenatal consultations with pediatric subspecialists are recommended to discuss the condition and its management after birth.

How is this condition managed after delivery?

After birth, a team including specialists in genetics, neonatology, endocrinology, surgery, and social work will all be involved in the newborn’s care.