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2013-08-07 23:25:04

The guiding founding principles of the XXY Brain Trust: 47,XXYs are all genders, not just male; the most important aspect of life for 47,XXYs (Klinefelter Syndrome) is appropriate medical care for individuals who express themselves in a range of gender from female to male. Don't try to fix XXYs or variants with hormones or surgical intervention; wait until they are old enough to make their own decisions about their body and identity. Truckee, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 There is a new...

2013-02-06 14:51:44

Researchers at the University of Granada have designed the first guideline for physicians and patients on the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS), a disease that affects one in 2000 people. This disease is transmitted y a recessive gene associated to gender i.e. it is transmitted by women, by it is only developed by men. University of Granada researchers have designed a guideline for physicians and patients on the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS), a rare disease that makes the...

2013-01-16 16:24:24

University of Michigan researchers awarded funding to develop decision-making aid for parents that outlines all viable treatment options ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a child is born with a disorder of sex development, decisions regarding gender assignment and genital surgery are often made quickly and under pressure. Quite often those decisions are surgical and often irreversible. Former patients and health care advocates have long complained that...

2012-08-04 01:56:36

Risky prenatal use of steroid to try to prevent intersex, tomboys and lesbians A new paper just published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry uses extensive Freedom of Information Act findings to detail an extremely troubling off-label medical intervention employed in the U.S. on pregnant women to intentionally engineer the development of their fetuses for sex normalization purposes. The paper is authored by Alice Dreger, professor of clinical medical humanities and bioethics at...

2012-05-17 10:25:44

MADISON, N.J., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, has extended its endocrine diagnostics menu with the introduction of four new tests panels for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), an endocrine disorder found in newborns, children and women. The panels are designed to overcome limitations in conventional testing to provide faster, high quality diagnosis of CAH in a single...

2012-05-02 10:27:52

NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JS Genetics announces the availability of XCAT-KS, its proprietary buccal swab test for the diagnosis of Klinefelter syndrome (KS) and other male sex chromosome aneuploidies. Klinefelter syndrome, a condition in which males have an extra X chromosome, is one of the most common genetic abnormalities in males. It is estimated that about one in every 500 males has an extra X chromosome. Klinefelter syndrome can affect physical development...

2011-09-28 11:34:13

Parents of babies born without clearly defined male or female genitals experience a roller-coaster of emotions, including shock, anxiety and the need to protect their child, according to a study in the October issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing. UK researchers who spoke to 15 parents found that they were keen to find a sense of harmony between their child's genital ambiguity and the sex they raised them as. "The parents we spoke to went through a dynamic and evolving process,...

2011-09-27 13:19:22

New research presented today at the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology meeting has found a genetic region, which may control testicle development in the fetus. Men have XY sex chromosomes, and the development of testes is thought to occur after upregulation of the testicular SOX9 gene pathway, in the presence of factor SRY on the Y chromosome. However, the mechanism by which this testicular SOX9 upregulation occurs has so far been unclear. In this study, Dr Jacqueline Hewitt...

2011-09-01 12:38:37

Teacher, pilot, nurse or engineer? Sex hormones strongly influence people's interests, which affect the kinds of occupations they choose, according to psychologists. "Our results provide strong support for hormonal influences on interest in occupations characterized by working with things versus people," said Adriene M. Beltz, graduate student in psychology, working with Sheri A. Berenbaum, professor of psychology and pediatrics, Penn State. Berenbaum and her team looked at people's...

2010-12-03 15:45:42

Scientists have discovered that the alteration of a single gene could cause some male embryos to develop as females. The breakthrough will improve diagnosis and clinical management of patients with disorders of sex development (DSD). These conditions occur when the testis or ovary does not develop properly in the embryo, causing genital abnormalities in one in 4500 babies. An international team including University of Melbourne researchers at the  Murdoch Childrens Research Institute...