Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Treatment News and Symptoms Information

What is Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS)?

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine,  Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is a condition where a person who is genetically male (who has one X and one Y chromosome) is resistant to male hormones (called androgens). As a result, the person has some or all of the physical traits of a woman, but the genetic makeup of a man.

The syndrome is divided into two main categories: Complete AIS (Complete androgen insensitivity prevents the penis and other male body parts from developing – At birth, the child looks like a girl) and Incomplete AIS (people have different numbers of male traits).

Infertile male syndrome is also considered to be part of incomplete AIS.

Causes: Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is caused by genetic defects on the X chromosome. These defects make the body unable to respond to the hormones that produce a male appearance.

See below for updated news and information regarding Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Treatment News and Research

Falling in Between: Inside the Lives of Intersex Women

GoodHousekeeping.comOct 21, 2016
Specifically, Kimberly has Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS), one of more than 30 different intersex conditions. Externally, she looks …
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Doctors explain androgen insensitivity syndrome

Daily MailJan 30, 2015
Doctors explain androgen insensitivity syndrome. A doctor looks at a case study of a woman born with androgen insensitivity syndrome. Osher Gunsberg …
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Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome: Case Report With Review of the

UroTodayOct 20, 2014
Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS), also known as testicular feminization, encompasses a wide range of phenotypes that are caused by numerous different …

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