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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

An individual with misidentified gender: a case report with interventional implications


1 Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Pratima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Pratima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Ex-lecturers, Department of Psychiatry, Pratima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
N D Sanjay kumar
Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, PIMS, Nagannur Road, Karimnagar. 505001. Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Children born with ambiguous genitalia have to endure serious and potentially lifelong consequences secondary to wrong assignment of their gender. A 26 year old female presented to psychiatry department with symptoms suggestive of severe depression. On detailed history, and physical examination the patient was found to have grade three hypospadiasis. She was brought up as a female, but had ‘male’ patterns of secondary sexual characteristics. This paper discusses about the systematic team management of the above individual.


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