Ambiguous genitalia is a condition where the genitals do not look clearly male or female.
Ambiguous genitalia occurs in approximately 1 in 4,500 births.
Since ambiguous genitalia may occur in the presence of other physical anomalies or genetic abnormalities, genetic counseling is recommended. Prenatal consultations with pediatric subspecialists are recommended to discuss the condition and its management after birth.
After birth, a team including specialists in genetics, neonatology, endocrinology, surgery, and social work will all be involved in the newborn’s care.