Sex Development Program

Sex development occurs in stages. A fetus has many opportunities to develop along a path that is not the typical one for a boy or a girl. When a less common path of sex development is followed, the result is a disorder of sex development (DSD). Competent, collaborative multi-disciplinary care assures the best possible outcome for a child with a DSD. Our team at Lurie Children’s combines pediatric urologists, endocrinologists, surgeons and nurses in addition to an ethicist and child psychologist experienced in DSD and gender issues. To provide optimal care for each child, we work with other specialists, including neonatologists, geneticists and pediatric gynecologists.

Learn more about disorders of sex development.​