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Pediatric Differences in Sex Development

When a child's gender is in question at birth, because genitals may not appear clearly male or female, the child is said to have ambiguous genitalia. Ambiguous genitalia can be a confusing and scary experience for parents, but these children are usually healthy. Ambiguous genitalia is more common than most people realize.

The physicians at the Positive Reevaluation of Urogenital Differences (PROUD) Clinic, formerly known as the Differences (Disorders) of Sexual Development Clinic, will work with you and your family to determine what sex to assign based on many issues. In addition, the Children’s National PROUD team will provide expertise in many fields, as well as support through social work and psychology.

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Veronica Gomez-Lobo

Veronica Gomez-Lobo

Director, Positive Reevaluation of Urogenital Differences (PROUD) Clinic
Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist
David Call

David Call

Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program; Director, Gender Development Program
Psychiatrist
Marshall Summar

Marshall Summar

Division Chief, Genetics and Metabolism
Director, Rare Disease Institute
Eric Vilain

Eric Vilain

Director, Center for Genetic Medicine Research
Geneticist

Other Team Members

Departments

Departments

Pediatric Gynecology Program

When your child needs specialized gynecologic care, Children's National Hospital has the experience and expertise to provide the most appropriate care for younger patients.

Urology

At Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., our pediatric urologists provide comprehensive care for disorders affecting reproductive and urinary organs.

Endocrinology and Diabetes

Learn more about the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes which is a nationally recognized leader in treating a variety of endocrine disorders.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National offers assessment, diagnosis and care for children and teens with behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders.

Rare Disease Institute

Children’s National Rare Disease Institute (CNRDI) is a first-of-its-kind center focused exclusively on advancing the care and treatment of children and adults with rare genetic diseases.

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