Preservation of Fertility Potential for Gender and Sex Diverse Individuals

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Last Updated: 06-Apr-2018 16:00



The term ‘‘gender and sex diversity’’ refers to (1) transgender
individuals for whom gender identity is incongruent
with birth-assigned sex and (2) individuals with
differences (disorders) of sex development (DSD), also
known as intersex, for whom development of chromosomal,
gonadal, or anatomic sex is atypical.1 In the
Lurie Children’s Gender and Sex Development Program,
we have found that care for one group can inform
the other and patients benefit from specialists who are
familiar with both. Although many distinctions exist between
transgender individuals and individuals with
DSD, an important area of commonality lies in the
area of fertility—the ability to have a biological child.

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