F1000 Commentary: Treatment of adults with complications from previous hypospadias surgery / Is DSD the same as intersex or the same as hermaphroditism?

One reason clinicians have moved to the term “disorders of sex development” (DSD) for atypical sex development is because they could not agree on what conditions the term “intersex” covered. Clinicians have also moved away from calling any condition “hermaphroditism” or “pseudo-hermaphroditism” because those terms are scientifically outdated and stigmatizing. To learn more about the DSD terminology, read our FAQ on what is helpful and unhelpful about the terminology of DSD. (That’s the FAQ immediately above this one.)

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