The external genitalia in these individuals may range from normal male to normal female. Pseudohermaphroditism refers to gonadal dysgenesis. The most common karyotype for a true hermaphrodite is 46XX.
The incidence of female pseudohermaphroditism has been estimated at between 1 and 8 per 100,000 people.
As of 2001, there is some interest among persons with ambiguous genitalia at birth to reverse their gender of rearing. "Female Pseudohermaphroditism." In Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics.
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This is confirmed by analysis of chromosomes and hormonal assay.
Laparoscopic examination usually reveals nearly normal female internal genitals.
Early assignment of gender is important for the emotional well being of any person with ambiguous genitalia.