Field Length: 1
Enter the one character code which describes the patient's sex:
|3||Other (intersex, disorders of sexual development/DSD)|
|5||Transsexual, natal male|
|6||Transsexual, natal female|
If the patient is transsexual, code to the gender at birth, if known.
Intersex: A person born with ambiguous reproductive or sexual anatomy; chromosomal genotype and sexual phenotype other than XY-male and XX-female. An example is 45,X/46,XY mosaicism, also known as X0/XY mosaicism.
Transsexual: A person who was assigned one gender at birth based on physical characteristics but who self-identifies psychologically and emotionally as the other gender.
- Assign code 3 for
- Intersexed (persons with sex chromosome abnormalities)
- Hermaphrodite - Hermaphrodite is an outdated term.
- Codes 5 and 6 may be used for cases diagnosed prior to 2015
- Codes 5 and 6 have priority over codes 1 and 2
- Assign code 5 for transsexuals who are natally male or transsexuals with primary site of C600-C639
- Assign code 6 for transsexuals who are natally female or transsexuals with primary site of C510-C589
- Assign code 4 for transsexuals with unknown natal sex and primary site is not C510-C589 or C600-C639
- When gender is not known
- Assign code 1 when the primary site is C600-C639
- Assign code 2 when the primary site is C510-C589
- Assign code 9 for primary sites not included above