Index

A

acceptance, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
acceptance stage, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
accepting your child, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE
bargaining stage, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
denial stage, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
depression stage, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
stages, SPEAKING ABOUT SHAME, TO TRY TO GET BEYOND IT
stories, PATRICIA ROBERTS
acting like a boy or girl, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
gender assignment, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
pre-schoolers, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
adolescence, Adolescence (11-18)
dating, Adolescence (11-18)
defined, Adolescence (11-18)
feelings about sexual orientation, Adolescence (11-18)
friends, Adolescence (11-18)
independence, Adolescence (11-18)
meeting others with DSD, Adolescence (11-18)
moods, Adolescence (11-18)
peer support, Adolescence (11-18)
physical changes, Adolescence (11-18)
privacy, Adolescence (11-18)
sex education, Adolescence (11-18)
talking about adoption, Adolescence (11-18)
talking about DSD, Adolescence (11-18)
talking about fertility, Adolescence (11-18)
talking about gender, Adolescence (11-18)
talking about sexuality, Adolescence (11-18)
talking about surgery, Adolescence (11-18)
talking about teasing, Adolescence (11-18)
teasing, Adolescence (11-18)
trying to fit in, Adolescence (11-18)
adoption, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and truth-telling, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE
talking about with adolescents, Adolescence (11-18)
talking about with pre-schoolers, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
adrenal glands, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
adults with DSDs
stories, INTRODUCTION TO THIS MATERIAL
age-appropriate, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
ages 6-11
development, AGES 6-11 YEARS
friends, AGES 6-11 YEARS
meeting others with DSD, AGES 6-11 YEARS
peer support, AGES 6-11 YEARS
questions about medical treatment, AGES 6-11 YEARS
questions about surgery, AGES 6-11 YEARS
separation from parents, AGES 6-11 YEARS
talking about surgery, AGES 6-11 YEARS
American Academy of Pediatrics
policy on consent, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
policy on elective procedures, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
androgens, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
androgyny
stories, DAVID CAMERON
anger, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
animation
genital development, HOW GENITAL DEVELOPMENT HAPPENS
anti-Mullerian hormone, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
articles about DSDs, JOURNAL AND MAGAZINE ARTICLES

B

bathrooms
and privacy, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
bifid scrotum, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
birth
stories, PATRICIA ROBERTS
bisexual (see sexual orientation)
blaming, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?
bodies
toddler’s curiosity about, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
body differences
explaining to pre-schoolers, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
explaining to toddlers, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
fears about dating, Adolescence (11-18)
talking about, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
talking about with pre-schoolers, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
books
about DSDs, BOOKS DEVOTED TO DSD ISSUES
about parenting, GENERAL PARENTING
about sex education, SEX EDUCATION FOR YOUR CHILD
boy
clothing, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
toys, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
bullying (see teasing)
school, Adolescence (11-18)

C

cancer risks
and gonads, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
stories, PATRICIA ROBERTS
causes
of DSDs, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
changing gender (see gender change)
childcare providers
explaining DSD, TIPS ON INTERACTING WITH TEACHERS AND DAYCARE PROVIDERS
child’s feelings
talking through, HELPING YOURSELF TO HELP YOUR CHILD
chordee, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
chromosomes, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
clothing
and gender identity, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
for boy or girl, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
common questions, WELCOME TO PARENTS
conception, WHAT ARE DSDs?
and sex development, What are DSDs?
cosmetic, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
counseling
about gender issues, FINDING A CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST
and teasing, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
asking doctor for referrals, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
for child, THINGS TO DO AND THINGS TO AVOID
how to find counselor, FINDING A CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST
who should counsel, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS

D

dating
fears about sexuality, Adolescence (11-18)
decision-making
about surgeries, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and peer support, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
child’s body, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
surgeries, ROZ WEISS, ANA M. LIPPERT
depression, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
development
ages 6-11, AGES 6-11 YEARS
toddler years, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
diagnosis, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
asking doctor about, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
late, ANA M. LIPPERT
unknown, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
dihydrotestosterone, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
disorder of sex development, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
doctor visits
and privacy, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
explaining to child, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
preparing for, PREPARING FOR A MEDICAL APPOINTMENT
questions to ask, PREPARING FOR A MEDICAL APPOINTMENT
doctors
asking for peer support, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
helping to learn about DSDs, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
questions to ask, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
talking with, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
drawings
genital development, HOW GENITAL DEVELOPMENT HAPPENS
genital variation, HOW GENITAL DEVELOPMENT HAPPENS
DSD causes, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
chemicals, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
environmental, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
genes, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?
inherited, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?
run in families, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?
sex chromosomes, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?
unknown, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
DSDs
and fertility, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and gender, KEY BACKGROUND POINTS
and going home from hospital, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
and guilt, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and hospital, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
and ideas about sin, WHAT TO TELL PEOPLE WHO MAY THINK DSDs ARE SINFUL
and immediate medical problems, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
and puberty, PUBERTY
and religious beliefs, WHAT TO TELL PEOPLE WHO MAY THINK DSDs ARE SINFUL
and sexual orientation, KEY BACKGROUND POINTS, Are people with DSDs gay?
defined, WHAT ARE DSDs?
examples, What are a few examples of DSDs?
explained, What are DSDs?
explaining to pre-schooler, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
frequency, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!, How common are DSDs?
genetic counseling, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
helping doctor learn about, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
inherited, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
similar to other conditions, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
talking about, INTRODUCTION
talking to friends and family, WHAT TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN GENERAL

E

elective, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
elective medical procedures, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
American Academy of Pediatrics policy, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
hormone treatment, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
irreversible, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
stories, GINNY HAYES
waiting so child can decide, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
elective surgeries, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
estrogens, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
evidence
and deciding about surgeries, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS

F

family and friends
explaining DSD, WHAT TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN GENERAL
explaining gender assignment, WHAT TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN GENERAL
secrets, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE
shocked reaction to DSD, WHAT TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN GENERAL
family relationships
and sexuality, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
fears about sexuality
dating, Adolescence (11-18)
feeling loss, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
feeling normal, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
feeling sad
about being different, AGES 6-11 YEARS
feeling strong, SPEAKING ABOUT SHAME, TO TRY TO GET BEYOND IT
feeling weak, SPEAKING ABOUT SHAME, TO TRY TO GET BEYOND IT
feelings about sexual orientation
adolescence, Adolescence (11-18)
feelings of betrayal
and secrecy, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE
fertility
and DSDs, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and gonadal surgery, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and reproductive technology, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
stories, GINNY HAYES, BEV MILL, MAX AND TAMARA BECK
talking about with adolecents, Adolescence (11-18)
talking about with pre-schoolers, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
frequency
of DSDs, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!, How common are DSDs?
friends
adolescents, Adolescence (11-18)
ages 6-11, AGES 6-11 YEARS
pre-schoolers, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)

G

gay (see sexual orientation)
gender, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
complex, ABOUT THE LANGUAGE USED HERE, DAVID CAMERON
defined, ABOUT THE LANGUAGE USED HERE
difference from sex, ABOUT THE LANGUAGE USED HERE
gender assignment, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
acting like a boy or a girl, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and surgery, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
asking doctor about, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
correct or incorrect, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS, ROZ WEISS
defined, ABOUT THE LANGUAGE USED HERE
delayed, IF YOUR NEWBORN’S GENDER ASSIGNMENT IS DELAYED
explaining to family and friends, WHAT TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN GENERAL
incorrect, KEY BACKGROUND POINTS
stories, ROZ WEISS, HERBERTA SMITH
gender change, KEY BACKGROUND POINTS, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
stories, HERBERTA SMITH, LYNNELL STEPHANI LONG, MAX AND TAMARA BECK
gender expression, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
gender feelings
stories, DAVID CAMERON
gender identity, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
and clothing, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and toddler years, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
and toys, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
causes, KEY BACKGROUND POINTS
defined, ABOUT THE LANGUAGE USED HERE
development, KEY BACKGROUND POINTS, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
different from expected, ABOUT THE LANGUAGE USED HERE
different from sex, sexual orientation, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
stories, MICHAEL GRANT
what determines, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
gender identity development
defined, ABOUT THE LANGUAGE USED HERE
gender issues
and counseling, FINDING A CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST
gender role, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
flexibility, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
gender-role socialization
copying, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
defined, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
pre-schooler play, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
pre-schoolers, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
genes
and sex development, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?, What are DSDs?
genetic counseling
and DSDs, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
genital appearance
explaining to others, TIPS ON INTERACTING WITH TEACHERS AND DAYCARE PROVIDERS
with DSD, WHAT ARE DSDs?
genital development, WHAT ARE DSDs?
animation, HOW GENITAL DEVELOPMENT HAPPENS
drawings, HOW GENITAL DEVELOPMENT HAPPENS
explained, HOW GENITAL DEVELOPMENT HAPPENS
explaining to child with pictures, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
genital examinations
and child’s stress, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and privacy, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
and shame, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
minimizing, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
genital folds, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
genital surgery
explaining to toddlers, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
stories, ANA M. LIPPERT, PATRICIA ROBERTS, HERBERTA SMITH, GINNY HAYES, COLLIN STOLL
genital tubercle, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
genital variation
drawings, HOW GENITAL DEVELOPMENT HAPPENS
genitals
and sex development, What are DSDs?
averages, WHAT ARE DSDs?
doctors taking pictures of, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
explaining to toddlers, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
playing with, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
touching, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
girl
clothing, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
toys, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
God
and DSDs, WHAT TO TELL PEOPLE WHO MAY THINK DSDs ARE SINFUL
going home from hospital
and DSDs, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
gonadal ridges, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
gonadal streaks, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
gonadectomy, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
and hormone replacement therapy, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and osteoporosis, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
gonads, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
and cancer risks, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and fertility, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and puberty, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and sex development, What are DSDs?
delaying puberty, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
surgically removing, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
watchful waiting, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
grief
by child, HELPING YOURSELF TO HELP YOUR CHILD
coping, HELPING YOURSELF TO HELP YOUR CHILD
fears about sexuality, Adolescence (11-18)
five stages, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
stories, THEA HILLMAN
guilt, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
gym class
and privacy, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
gynecomastia, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
stories, COLLIN STOLL

H

helping others, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
honesty (see truth-telling)
hormone treatment
elective, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
stories, CINDY STONE
talking with doctor about, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
hormones, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
and gonadectomy, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
puberty, PUBERTY
hospital
and DSDs, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
hypospadias
stories, COLLIN STOLL

L

lab results
getting copies, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
language
about body parts, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
pronouns used in this book, ABOUT THE LANGUAGE USED HERE
language ability
pre-schoolers, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
toddler years, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
locker rooms
and privacy, TIPS ON INTERACTING WITH TEACHERS AND DAYCARE PROVIDERS, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
loving your child, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE

M

making good choices (see decision-making)
medical care
keeping good records, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
questions to ask doctors, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
medical examinations
by too many people, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
medical problems of DSDs, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
medical procedures
elective, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
medical records
getting copies, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
stories, HERBERTA SMITH
meeting other parents (see peer support)
meeting others with DSDs (see peer support)
moral development
toddler years, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
mosaic karyotype, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
stories, PATRICIA ROBERTS
Mullerian ducts, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
Mullerian inhibiting substance, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
multidisciplinary clinic, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
multidisciplinary team, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)

P

parent-child relationship, INTRODUCTION TO THIS MATERIAL
parent-to-parent groups, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
parenting
and sexual orientation, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
parents
stories, INTRODUCTION TO THIS MATERIAL
pediatric endocrinologist, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
pediatric urologist, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
peer support
asking doctor for, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
contact information, SUPPORT GROUPS AND DIAGNOSIS-SPECIFIC INFORMATION
deciding about medical procedures, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
for adolescents, Adolescence (11-18)
for child, THINGS TO DO AND THINGS TO AVOID
for parents, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS, THINGS TO DO AND THINGS TO AVOID, ROZ WEISS, ESTHER MORRIS LEIDOLF
helping doctor learn about DSDs, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
offering to help others, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
stories, GINNY HAYES, CINDY STONE, THEA HILLMAN
photography
of genitals, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
play
and child’s grieving, HELPING YOURSELF TO HELP YOUR CHILD
and toddler years, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
child expressing feelings, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
gender-role socialization, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
pre-schoolers, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
playing
being other gender, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
pre-schoolers
acting like a boy or girl, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
and medical exams, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
and play, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
cooperating, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
copying, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
excluding others, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
fantasy and reality, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
friends, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
gender-role socialization, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
language ability, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
physical development, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
playing being other gender, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
playing with genitals, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
questions about bodies, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
separation from parents, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
sharing, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
skill development, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
talking about adoption, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
talking about body differences, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
talking about DSDs, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
talking about fertility, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
talking about genital development, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
teasing, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
thinking ability, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
touching own genitals, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
privacy, THINGS TO DO AND THINGS TO AVOID
adolescents, Adolescence (11-18)
and bathrooms, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and doctor visits, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and genital examinations, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
and locker rooms, TIPS ON INTERACTING WITH TEACHERS AND DAYCARE PROVIDERS, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and school bathrooms, TIPS ON INTERACTING WITH TEACHERS AND DAYCARE PROVIDERS
child’s wishes, INTRODUCTION
protective feelings, HELPING YOURSELF TO HELP YOUR CHILD
psychiatrist (see counseling)
psychologist (see counseling)
puberty, PUBERTY
and child’s wishes, PUBERTY
and gonads, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and sex development, What are DSDs?
beginning age, PUBERTY
counseling, PUBERTY
delaying with medicine, PUBERTY, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
hormones, PUBERTY
peer support, PUBERTY
sexual awakening, Adolescence (11-18)
sexual development, PUBERTY

R

raphe, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
record keeping
doctor visits, RECORD-KEEPING AND JOURNALING
referrals
for counseling, FINDING A CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST
to counselor, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
religious beliefs and DSDs, WHAT TO TELL PEOPLE WHO MAY THINK DSDs ARE SINFUL
reproductive technology
and future fertility, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS

S

school
and bathroom privacy, TIPS ON INTERACTING WITH TEACHERS AND DAYCARE PROVIDERS
bullying, Adolescence (11-18)
scolding
about acting like boy or girl, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
secondary sex characteristics, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
secrecy, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE
and betrayal, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE
and shame, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE, IF YOUR NEWBORN’S GENDER ASSIGNMENT IS DELAYED
and support groups, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE
can’t keep secrets, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE
compared to adoption, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE
secrets hard to keep, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE
stories, ROZ WEISS, CINDY STONE, BEV MILL, THEA HILLMAN
secrets
about family members, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE
sense of self
develops in toddler years, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
separation from parents
ages 6-11, AGES 6-11 YEARS
parental anxiety, AGES 6-11 YEARS
sex, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
defined, WHAT ARE DSDs?, ABOUT THE LANGUAGE USED HERE
development, WHAT ARE DSDs?
different from gender identity, sexual orientation, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
explaining to pre-schoolers, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
talking to child about, AGES 6-11 YEARS
sex chromosomes, WHAT ARE DSDs?, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?
and sex development, What are DSDs?
mosaic karyotype, WHAT CAUSES DSDs?
sex development, What are DSDs?, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
and genitals, What are DSDs?
and gonads, What are DSDs?
defined, WHAT ARE DSDs?
sex differentiation, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
sex education, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
sex hormones, What are DSDs?
defined, WHAT ARE DSDs?
sexual abuse
stories, CINDY STONE
talking about, ages 6-11, AGES 6-11 YEARS
sexual development
puberty, PUBERTY
sexual feelings
ages 6-11, AGES 6-11 YEARS
sexual orientation, ABOUT THE LANGUAGE USED HERE, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
ages 6-11, AGES 6-11 YEARS
and choice, AGES 6-11 YEARS
and DSDs, Are people with DSDs gay?
and guilt, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
and parenting, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
causes, KEY BACKGROUND POINTS
child’s feelings about, AGES 6-11 YEARS
different from gender idenity, sex, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
not a choice, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
stories, DAVID CAMERON, CINDY STONE
toys, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
what determines, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
sexuality
and family relationships, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
defined, ABOUT THE LANGUAGE USED HERE
development, KEY BACKGROUND POINTS
shame, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME, SPEAKING ABOUT SHAME, TO TRY TO GET BEYOND IT, HELPING YOURSELF TO HELP YOUR CHILD
and genital examinations, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
moving beyond, SPEAKING ABOUT SHAME, TO TRY TO GET BEYOND IT
stories, ROZ WEISS, COLLIN STOLL, THEA HILLMAN
shock, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
showering
and privacy, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
sin
mistaken connection to DSDs, WHAT TO TELL PEOPLE WHO MAY THINK DSDs ARE SINFUL
social worker, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS) (see counseling)
spouse
feelings about DSDs, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
straight (see sexual orientation)
support
for parent, HELPING YOURSELF TO HELP YOUR CHILD
for parent and child, SPEAKING ABOUT SHAME, TO TRY TO GET BEYOND IT
support groups, HELPING YOURSELF TO HELP YOUR CHILD, SUPPORT GROUPS AND DIAGNOSIS-SPECIFIC INFORMATION
surgeries
American Academy of Pediatrics policy, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
and gender assignment, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
asking about evidence, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
asking doctor about, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
cosmetic, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
deciding for oneself, COLLIN STOLL
decision-making, ROZ WEISS, ANA M. LIPPERT
elective, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
experimental, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
making decisions, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
on gonads, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
talking about with pre-schoolers, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
thinking about, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
waiting so child can decide, HELPING YOURSELF TO HELP YOUR CHILD, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS, ANA M. LIPPERT

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talking, SPEAKING ABOUT SHAME, TO TRY TO GET BEYOND IT
about body differences with toddlers, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
about body parts, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
about doctor visits, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
about DSDs, INTRODUCTION, THINGS TO DO AND THINGS TO AVOID
about genital development, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
about genital surgery to toddlers, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
about God and DSDs, WHAT TO TELL PEOPLE WHO MAY THINK DSDs ARE SINFUL
about sex, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
about sex to adolescents, Adolescence (11-18)
about sex, ages 6-11, AGES 6-11 YEARS
about surgery ages 6-11, AGES 6-11 YEARS
about surgery with pre-schoolers, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
about teasing, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
and healing, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
to childcare providers, TIPS ON INTERACTING WITH TEACHERS AND DAYCARE PROVIDERS
to teachers, TIPS ON INTERACTING WITH TEACHERS AND DAYCARE PROVIDERS
with doctor about counseling, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
with doctor about gender assignment, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
with doctor about genital surgery, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
with doctors and nurses, TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS
with spouse, ACCEPTANCE TAKES TIME
teachers
explaining DSD, TIPS ON INTERACTING WITH TEACHERS AND DAYCARE PROVIDERS
teasing, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
adolescence, Adolescence (11-18)
and counseling, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
comforting your child, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
explaining to your child, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
getting help from school, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
ideas for coping, Adolescence (11-18)
pre-schoolers, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
talking about it, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
talking about with adolescents, Adolescence (11-18)
teens (see adolesence)
testes, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS) (see gonads)
testes (prosthetic)
stories, COLLIN STOLL
testicles, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS) (see testes)
testosterone, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
toddler years
and body differences, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
and gender identity, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
and language ability, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
and play, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
and thinking ability, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
curiosity about bodies, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
development, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
sense of right and wrong, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
sense of self, AGES 12-36 MONTHS
toys
and gender identity, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
for boy or girl, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
transitioning gender (see gender change)
truth-telling, THINGS TO DO AND THINGS TO AVOID
about fertility, AGES 3-5 YEARS (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
about sexual issues, KEY BACKGROUND POINTS
adolescents, YOUR LIFE TOGETHER
and healthy development, SECRECY=SHAME, HONESTY=ACCEPTANCE
building strong family bonds, YOUR LIFE TOGETHER
not being ashamed, INTRODUCTION
stories, CINDY STONE, BEV MILL

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waiting
elective medical procedures, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
watchful waiting
and gonads, ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS
Wolffian ducts, GLOSSARY (EXPLANATION OF TERMS)
words (see language)
worrying
about child’s gender, KEY BACKGROUND POINTS
about child’s sexual orientation, KEY BACKGROUND POINTS