OverviewAs a fetus develops, the formation of the internal and/or external sexual organs may be abnormal. This abnormal development can give rise to sexually ambiguous anatomical structures or normal-appearing anatomy that does not function correctly.
Review Date 4/24/2017
Updated by: Liora C Adler, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.