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Is androgen insensitivity like hermaphrodite?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Androgen insensitivity means that the receptors for testosterone type of hormones (t) cannot respond to t stimulation.
In more severe cases infants with xy chromosomes (typically male) may develop female genitalia during fetal development because if this. They are likely to be raised as females with a diagnosis only coming after they don't get sexual hair or periods.

In brief: No

Androgen insensitivity means that the receptors for testosterone type of hormones (t) cannot respond to t stimulation.
In more severe cases infants with xy chromosomes (typically male) may develop female genitalia during fetal development because if this. They are likely to be raised as females with a diagnosis only coming after they don't get sexual hair or periods.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

True hermaphrodites have both ovaries and testes.
People with androgen insensitivity are genetically male, and make testosterone, but the body doesn't respond to it, leading to an outward appearance of a female.

In brief: No

True hermaphrodites have both ovaries and testes.
People with androgen insensitivity are genetically male, and make testosterone, but the body doesn't respond to it, leading to an outward appearance of a female.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Gurney Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not exactly the same

A true hermaphrodite has the reproductive organs of both male and female.
A person with complete a.I.S. May appear female, but is a genetic male. This person will not have the reproductive organs of both male and female.....Just male.

In brief: Not exactly the same

A true hermaphrodite has the reproductive organs of both male and female.
A person with complete a.I.S. May appear female, but is a genetic male. This person will not have the reproductive organs of both male and female.....Just male.
Dr. Gurney Pearsall
Dr. Gurney Pearsall
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