The Differences of Sex Development program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital offers support and treatment for intersex kids and their families. 

Having differences of sex development (being intersex) means your body differs from typical definitions of male and female. Intersex kids may have atypical genitalia, reproductive or urinary organs, or chromosome patterns. 

We welcome patients with any of these differences of sex development.

Team-Based Approach for DSDs

Treatment for people with differences of sex development is sometimes complex. In many cases, it requires a team-based approach that coordinates the expertise of multiple specialists (known as multidisciplinary care). 

Our team includes a variety of specialists, including: 

  • Pediatric endocrinologists
  • Pediatric and adolescent gynecologists 
  • Social workers 
  • Pediatric urologists
  • Child and adolescent psychiatrists 
  • Pediatric psychologists
  • Reproductive endocrinologists
  • Geneticists

Our DSD team is here to provide you and your child with the best evidence-based care, support and resources.

Why Choose the Differences of Sex Development Program?

Our program’s goal is for you to feel perfect the way you are. We understand that sometimes you may not feel that way. That’s why our program is designed to support you however we can and respect your right to make your own decisions. 

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