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preserve reproductive capacity (surgery) Types of Intersex
• Genetic XYs ( e.g. androgen insensitivity
syndrome, AIS; 5 alpha reductase deficiency) • Genetic XXs ( e.g. Adrenogenital
Syndrome/Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia,CAH) Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (Genetic XYs)
• Basic Problem = males secrete normal levels of androgens
but cells are insensitive
• Do not develop internal male structures (e.g. prostate,
seminal vesicles etc)
• Do not develop Fallopian tubes, uterus, upper vagina etc.
• Develop a normal clitoris & short vagina
• Have undescended testes
• At puberty respond to presence of female hormones &
undergo breast development & female pelvic changes Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome- AIS AIS
Typically not discovered until puberty
Reared as girls
Develop gender identity as women
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2014 for the course PSYC 436 taught by Professor Binik during the Fall '11 term at McGill.
- Fall '11