Problem

Pseudohermaphroditism

Other Names:
Gynandrism
Ovotestis
Nature:

Pseudohermaphroditism is a condition in which an individual has a matching chromosomal and gonadal tissue (ovary or testis) sex, but mismatching external genitalia.

Female pseudohermaphroditism refers to an individual with ovaries and external genitalia resembling those of a male. Male pseudohermaphroditism refers to an individual with testes and external genitalia resembling those of a female. In some cases, external sex organs associated with pseudohermaphroditism appear intermediate between a typical clitoris and penis. Thus, pseudohermaphroditism is sometimes not identified until puberty or adulthood.

The term contrasts with true hermaphroditism, a condition describing an individual with both female and male reproductive organs.

Associated conditions include 5-α-reductase deficiency and androgen insensitivity syndrome.

Narrower Problems:
Embryogenesis malfunction
Related Problems:
Transsexualism
Paraphilia
Subject(s):
Mankind Human
Medicine Malformations
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.09.2020 – 19:14 CEST