Ambiguous genitalia is a birth defect where the outer genitals do not have the typical appearance of either a boy or a girl.
Genitals - ambiguous
The genetic sex of a child is determined at conception. The mother's egg cell (ovum) contains an X
Review Date: 05/01/2011
Reviewed By: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.