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Psychosexual Quality of Life in Adult Intersexuality: The Example of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)

An Invited Contribution
  • Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg
  • Sonia Gidwani
  • Ralf W. Dittmann
  • Curtis Dolezal
  • Susan W. Baker
  • Akira Morishima
  • Jennifer J. Bell
  • Maria I. New
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Abstract

A fundamental aspect of the quality of life in adolescence and adulthood is psychosexuality. It comprises three interrelated aspects: (1) gender role behavior and gender identity; (2) sexual life, with its four components of sexual orientation, courtship, partner bonding, and genital sexuality; (3) reproduction and parenting. Intersexuality tends to affect all three aspects of psychosexuality. In this chapter, we will use data on the syndrome of classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) in 46,XX individuals with 21-hydroxylase deficiency as an illustrative example.

Keywords

Gender Identity Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Genital Surgery Classical Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Simple Virilizing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg
  • Sonia Gidwani
  • Ralf W. Dittmann
  • Curtis Dolezal
  • Susan W. Baker
  • Akira Morishima
  • Jennifer J. Bell
  • Maria I. New

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