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Causes of Hermaphroditism

Causes of Hermaphroditism

There are different forms of hermaphroditism, or intersex that have multiple causes. Some cases are due to chromosome defects, whereas others are related to abnormal amounts of the sex hormones due to an underlying disease (e.g., ovarian tumor that leads to male hormone production during pregnancy). Some underlying diseases (e.g., congenital adrenal hyperplasia) are caused by inherited gene mutations.

Hermaphroditism: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Hermaphroditism, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Hermaphroditism:

  • Androgyny
  • Gonochorism
  • Gyandromorph
  • Morphodite
  • Supernumerary body part

Hermaphroditism: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Hermaphroditism: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Related information on causes of Hermaphroditism:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Hermaphroditism may be found in:


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