Disorders of sex development; DSDs; Pseudohermaphroditism; Hermaphroditism; Hermaphrodite Intersex can be divided into four categories: Each one is discussed in more detail below.Note: In many kids the cause of intersex may remain undetermined, even with modern diagnostic techniques.46, XX Intersex.Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr.Olson-Kennedy has been an Assistant Professor at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for the past ten years. She has been providing medical intervention for young adults including puberty suppression and cross sex hormones for the past six years, and is considered a national expert in this area.
When Hanne Gaby Odiele was two weeks old, she developed an infection. The blood tests revealed that their child had a condition known as androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS)—while she was genetically male, with one X and one Y chromosome, she was resistant to male hormones, or androgens.
Her parents took her to the hospital near their native Kortrijk, Belgium; the doctors did some blood work—and then they informed Franke and Annie Termote that their little boy was going to be just fine. Hanne was born with internal testes, and without a uterus or ovaries.
The Termotes’ family doctor had never seen anything like this.
It was also meant to address what intersex advocates say is an extremely damaging practice of parents and doctors putting young children through surgery to be more in line with one gender.
But even in 2014 after the law had been implemented, 177 children up to the age of five had such operations.