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Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome - MedlinePlus Genetics

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Androgen insensitivity syndrome

Androgen insensitivity syndrome is a condition that affects sexual growth before birth and puberty. They may have mainly female external sex characteristics or signs of both male and female sexual growth because their bodies are unable to respond to particular male sex hormones, and may have more male sex hormones than males. When the body does not know how to use androgens at all, complete androgen insensitivity syndrome occurs. People with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome also have sparse or missing hair in the pubic area and under the arms. When the body's tissues are partially sensitive to the effects of androgens, androgen insensitivity syndrome arises in partial and mild cases. People with partial androgen insensitivity can have genitalia that appear to be feminine, genitalia with both male and female features, or genitalia that appear to be male. People with low androgen insensitivity are born with male sex characteristics, but they are often infertile and have a tendency to experience breast enlargement at puberty.

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