Genital Birth Defects - Children's Health Issues - Merck Manuals Consumer Version - female sexual birth defects

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Birth Defects - Genetic - Sex Chromosomal Abnormalities female sexual birth defects


There are several causes of female genital defects, but most involve abnormal levels of sex hormones in the fetus before birth. Some genital birth defects in girls include Ambiguous genitals (genitals that are not clearly male or female), which is often caused by congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

Epilepsy and the medications used to control seizures can affect a woman's sexual health. Infertility, sexual dysfunction, higher rates of birth defects, and even osteoporosis are real issues for.

There can be some defect in the number of sex chromosomes inherited from the parents, giving rise to sex chromosomal aneuploidy. The incidence of sex chromosomal aneuploidy is 1 in 400 in males 3.9/5(68).

The sex ratio of children with birth defects born to applicator families shows a male predominance (1.75 to 1) across specific pesticide class use and exposure categories exclusive of fungicides. In the fungicide exposure category, normal female births significantly exceed male births (1.25 to 1).

Developmental disorders of the female reproductive tract are problems in the reproductive organs of a baby girl. They occur while she is growing in her mother's womb. Female reproductive organs include the vagina, ovaries, uterus, and cervix.