Ovotesticular Disorder of Sex Development
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
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- ovotesticular DSD
- true hermaphroditism
- true gonadal intersex
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General Discussion Back to top
Ovotesticular disorder of sex development (ovotesticular DSD) is a very rare disorder in which an infant is born with the internal reproductive organs (gonads) of both sexes (female ovaries and male testes). The gonads can be any combination of ovary, testes or combined ovary and testes (ovotestes). The external genitalia are usually ambiguous but can range from normal male to normal female.
Resources Back to top
6645 W. North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
531 Route 22 East #244
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
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Last Updated: 9/4/2012
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