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Disease or Condition — Birth Defects:
46 XX disorder of sexual development

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Description

Female pseudohermaphroditism is a condition in which a female has some male characteristics due to an abnormality in her hormones. This can cause a female to have male genitalia, male secondary sex characteristics, or both. It is caused by an imbalance in the hormones that control sexual development, such as testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. In some cases, the female may have both male and female reproductive organs, but the female reproductive organs are not fully developed. Treatment for female pseudohermaphroditism typically involves hormone therapy to restore the balance of hormones and correct the physical characteristics.

Synonyms
  • 46 XX DSD
  • female pseudohermaphroditism

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