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A Study of Intersex.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1982;25(6):607-615.
Published online June 30, 1982.
A Study of Intersex.
Chul Young Lee1, Duk Hi Kim1, Moo Sang Lee2, Seung Kang Choi2
1Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
2Department of Urology, Yonsei Univ. College of Med., Seoul, Korea.
반음양 환아 22례의 임상적 고찰
이철영1, 김덕희1, 이무상2, 최승강2
1연세의대 소아과학교실
2연세의대 비뇨기과학교실
Intersex is the state of having ambiguous or inappropriate genitalia due to abnormalities of normal mechanisms for sexual development. Three broad subcategories of intersex have been defined according to the histology of the gonad: Female & male pseudohermaphroditism and true hermaphroditism. Twenty two cases of intersex are described. Among them, true hermaphroditism was 7 cas-es, female pseudohermaphroditism 10 cases and male pseudohermaphroditism 5 cases. The presenting symptoms, age of diagnosis, gender role, histologic findings of gonad & tre-atment are discussed. Review of literature and reference on intersex was attempted briefly.
Key Words: Intersex, Female & male Pseudohermaphroditism, True hermaphroditism

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