How do you treat androgen insensitivity?

Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome is treated with estrogen replacement therapy after puberty. Undescended testicles will be surgically removed because of the risk that they will become cancerous. Treatment for partial androgen insensitivity syndrome may include corrective surgery to match gender identity.

How do you know if you have androgen insensitivity?

Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) When a girl with CAIS reaches puberty, she will: develop breasts and have growth spurts as normal, although she may end up slightly taller than usual for a girl. not start having periods. develop little or no pubic and underarm hair.

Do people with androgen insensitivity produce sperm?

Because they do not have ovaries and may have issues with the development of the testes, many people with PAIS are infertile, because they produce no or very little sperm. Also, some individuals with PAIS may develop breasts (gynecomastia) during puberty. Other people with PAIS may have more male-appearing features.

How common is androgen insensitivity?

Frequency. Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome affects 2 to 5 per 100,000 people who are genetically male. Partial androgen insensitivity is thought to be at least as common as complete androgen insensitivity.

What does androgen insensitivity syndrome look like?

A person with complete AIS appears to be female but has no uterus. They have very little armpit and pubic hair. At puberty, female sex characteristics (such as breasts) develop. However, the person does not menstruate and become fertile.

Can people with androgen insensitivity have children?

Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome occurs when the body cannot use androgens at all. People with this form of the condition have the external sex characteristics of females, but do not have a uterus and therefore do not menstruate and are unable to conceive a child (infertile).

What is testosterone insensitivity?

Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is when 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 of the physical traits of a woman, but the genetic makeup of a man.

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