Enlarged Clitoris: Causes

Content Written By: Gary Alter, MD

Intersex children can be born with an enlarged clitoris, whether from chromosome abnormalities or from genetic hormonal maladies causing an over production of male hormones. An intersex child with an abnormally enlarged clitoris frequently undergoes corrective surgery as a child. However, it is not uncommon for these children to desire further reduction or reconstruction as adults.

The clitoris can also be relatively enlarged as a natural variant. However it can enlarge from too much male hormone in the body as a result of hormonal abnormalities or as a result of taking male hormones for body-building or for improving libido.

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