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Treatment of intersex needs open discussion

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7342.919 (Published 13 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:919
  1. Cull Melissa (melissa.cull@mlcull.demon.co.uk), founder, Adrenal Hyperplasia Network
  1. 17 Newton Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7EF

    EDITOR—It is excellent to see surgery for ambiguous genitalia and intersex being openly discussed.1 2 3 4 5 These articles prove what patients have been saying for years, that surgery can, and does, cause damage to sexual function. This research is long overdue and most welcomed by patients and parents. I agree that cosmetic genital surgery needs to be reassessed.

    Parents and patients need to have all the facts explained before opting for irreversible …

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