ANDROGEN-INSENSITIVITY SYNDROME

a genetic disorder affecting males, carried on the X (male) chromosome. The disorder causes abnormalities in reproductive and genital development in two ways: complete insensitivity to androgens causes female external genitalia to appear on a male body, and partial insensitivity, resulting in ambiguous sex organs (mixed male and female). Internally in both cases, the reproductive system is exclusively male (testes, for example). This syndrome may also be known as: feminizing testes syndrome- male pseudohermaphroditism- testicular feminization syndrome. See also into - sexuality- PSEUDOHERMAPHRODITISM,

ANDROGEN-INSENSITIVITY SYNDROME: "A male with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome will have the usual male reproductive system internally, while externally showing female sex organs or a mixture of male and female sex organs."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANDROGEN-INSENSITIVITY SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/androgen-insensitivity-syndrome/ (accessed December 10, 2019).
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