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Babies with ambiguous genitalia

Presented by Deborah Fox and Chloe Hanna

This webinar aims to guide the midwifery care of women and families giving birth to a baby with ambiguous / variations in their genitalia. The focus of the webinar is upon the care of these families on the day of birth and during the early postnatal period. The content has been developed in response to data collected from midwives about their educational needs and will include information about variations in sex characteristics (DSD), using inclusive language, referral processes, phenotype and common tests, clinical care and changing practices, and where to find information and resources for parents and the community.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • brief description of DSD
  • the types and incidence of a baby born with a variation in their sex development
  • clinical care & referral pathways for individuals with DSD
  • types of common tests to help to assign the sex of rearing
  • inclusive language and terminology
  • changes in clinical care
  • current challenges
  • case studies
  • interview with a parent of someone born with a variation in their genitalia
  • resources

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