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Parents and Infant

Defining Successful Outcomes in Disorders (or Differences) of Sex Development

Disorders (or differences) of Sex Development are congenital conditions in which development of chromosomal, gonadal, or anatomic sex is atypical. Clinical management of DSD is in a state of flux with disagreements within and between professional, advocacy, and patient communities about what is “optimal” care; i.e., the “best” ways to achieve the “best” outcomes. Specific topics triggering contentious debate include decision-making over gender of rearing, genital surgery and its timing, gonad removal, and disclosing diagnostic details to patients.

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Featured Faculty

Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H.

Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Freed has over 25 years of experience in children's health services research and has been the principal investigator of numerous federal, state and foundation-funded grants, and the first NIH-funded pediatric health services research fellowship program. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles on child health policy and health economics, immunizations, physician behavior, the medical workforce and interspecialty variation in the provision of preventive services to children.

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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

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Public Identifies Top Child Health Priorities for Presidential Candidates

As the major political parties prepare for their nominating conventions this summer (Republican Party – July 18-21; Democratic Party – July 25-28), candidates and party leaders consider what themes to feature in their campaigns. Children’s health has not been a major topic in the political primary season. However, we know from past results of this Poll that a majority of U.S. adults say that a candidate’s position on child health issues can affect how they vote.