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Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome - MedlinePlus Genetics

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Last Updated: 05 October 2022

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Androgen insensitivity syndrome

Androgen insensitivity syndrome is a condition that affects sexual growth before and during puberty. Male and female sexual development are often lacking male sex hormones because their bodies are unable to respond to certain male sex hormones, they may have mainly female external sex characteristics or signs of both male and female sexual growth. When the body does not use androgens at all, the body will not use androgens at all. Hair in the pubic area and under the arms is also lacking or missing hair in the pubic area and arms of people with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome. When the body's tissues are partially sensitive to the effects of androgens, the body's tissues are partially sensitive to the effects of androgen insensitivity syndrome. People with partial androgen insensitivity may have genitalia that look like female, genitalia with both male and female characteristics, or genitalia that appear to be male. People with a mild androgen insensitivity are born with male sex characteristics, but they are usually infertile and are likely to experience breast enlargement at puberty.

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