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When Small Children Face Big Medical Decisions 

Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) is a superordinate term encompassing congenital conditions in which development of chromosomal, gonadal, or anatomic sex is atypical (estimated at 0.1% - 0.5% of live births). This proposal delivers a decision support tool (DST) to prepare parents to become fully involved in management decisions and could be an exemplar for other DSTs, especially related to rare diseases. 

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Meredith P. Riebschleger, M.D., M.S.

Meredith P. Riebschleger, M.D., M.S.
mriebsch[at]med.umich[dot]edu

Dr. Riebschleger's research focuses on identifying and improving different mechanisms of health care delivery to stretch the reach of the limited pediatric subspecialty workforce. She is especially interested in the use of patient/parent reported outcomes and telemedicine for children who live far away from academic medical centers like the University of Michigan.


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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

Parents on Social Media: Likes and Dislikes of Sharenting

For parents of young children, social media offers ways to seek and share advice about parenting challenges and to help friends and relatives stay in touch with their child.  At the same time, a growing awareness of internet safety issues has prompted questions about whether this so-called “sharenting” may lead to breaches of private information that could put children at risk.

 

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