Differences in Sexual Differentiation (DSD)/Intersexuality and Gender Dysphoria
The goal of this course is to define and explain differences in sexual differentiation (DSD)/ intersexuality and gender dysphoria, outline the differences that lead to DSD, and discuss the medical and ethical considerations of treatment.

Course Publication Date: November 09, 2022

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Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:DSD0522
Contact Hours:4.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Pediatric Medicine
Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Peri-Natal Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Define the basic terms used in reference to differences in sexual differentiation (DSD), intersex and gender dysphoric conditions.

  • Explain the difference between karyotype and phenotype.

  • Explain the difference between DSD and gender dysphoria.

  • Discuss issues related to gender dysphoria disorder

  • Discuss the history of treatment for DSD.

  • List the 5 main types of DSD.

  • List and describe at least 6 congenital anomalies that lead to intersex conditions.

  • Discuss treatment options for DSD.

  • Explain the rationale for sex-reassignment of children.

  • Discuss ethical considerations raised by recent studies.


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