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.
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