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J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1996 Jun;35(6):799-803.

Case study: sex reassignment in a teenage girl.

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Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.


The etiology of gender identity is explored through the case history of a teenager with intersex raised without stigmatization as a girl but who declared himself male at age 14 years. Psychological ramifications of such complex medical anomalies as ambiguous genitalia demand a role for child psychiatry.

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