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Table 1 Opinion scores regarding the terms “DSD” and “ambiguous genitalia”

From: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia patient perception of ‘disorders of sex development’ nomenclature

What do you think of the term DSD? Classical females vs Other CAH 2.0 ± 1.0 vs 2.1 ± 0.9
Parents vs Patients 2.0 ± 1.0 vs 2.2 ± 1.0
US vs non-US patients 2.0 ± 1.0 vs 2.2 ± 1.0
  Surgical vs non-surgical 2.0 ± 1.0 vs 2.1 ± 1.2
What do you think of the term ambiguous genitalia? Classical females vs Other CAH 3.0 ± 1.1 vs 3.4 + 0.9*
Parents vs Patients 3.2 ± 1.1 vs 3.1 ± 1.0
US vs non-US patients 3.2 ± 1.1 vs 3.0 ± 1.2
Surgical vs non-surgical 3.0 + 1.1 vs 3.0 + 1.2
  1. 1 = Strong dislike; 2 = Dislike; 3 = Neutral; 4 = Don’t mind; 5 = Like.
  2. Results are expressed as mean ± SD.
  3. *p <0.01.