Disorders of Sexual Development Can Manifest Before or After Birth

Normal sexual development depends on a complex, orderly sequence of events that begins during early fetal life and is completed at puberty. Any deviation can result in infertility, sexual dysfunction, or various degrees of intersexuality or hermaphroditism. A true hermaphrodite possesses both ovarian and testicular tissues, either separate or combined as ovotestes. A pseudohermaphrodite has one type of go-nads but a different degree of sexuality of the opposite sex. Sex is normally assigned according to the type of gonads. Disorders of sexual differentiation can be classified as gonadal dysgenesis, female pseudohermaphroditism, male pseudohermaphroditism, or true hermaphroditism. Se-

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Pregnancy Diet Plan

Pregnancy Diet Plan

The first trimester is very important for the mother and the baby. For most women it is common to find out about their pregnancy after they have missed their menstrual cycle. Since, not all women note their menstrual cycle and dates of intercourse, it may cause slight confusion about the exact date of conception. That is why most women find out that they are pregnant only after one month of pregnancy.

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