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Testicular feminisation syndrome

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Introduction
Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) affects the development of a child's genitals and reproductive organs.
Symptoms of androgen insensitivity syndrome
Most people born with androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) will be infertile (unable to have children).
Causes of androgen insensitivity syndrome
Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is caused by a change (mutation) in the gene that produces androgen receptors.
Diagnosing androgen insensitivity syndrome
Partial androgen insensitivity syndrome can usually be diagnosed at birth. Complete AIS is more difficult to diagnose and is often discovered later.
Treating androgen insensitivity syndrome
Hormone therapy and genital reconstructive surgery are treatments options for androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS). Psychological support is also very important.