androgen

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  • noun

Synonyms for androgen

male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics

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Thus, androgen insensitivity syndrome, for example, was understood more generally as a case of male pseudohermaphroditism.
In comparison, a separate recent study found that vaginal dilation improved scores for sexual satisfaction and decreased scores for "sexual depression" in 8 women with vaginal agenesis because of androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) but not in 18 women with vaginal agenesis because of Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, Dr.
Weir examines the various theories as to the reasons for her revulsion, from feminine independence to fear of childbirth - even the suggestion that she was alike with the Duchess of Windsor in being the victim of a condition known as Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, under which sufferers are born with male XY chromosomes but develop outwardly as females, albeit lacking the physical capacity for pregnancy.
Clinical evidence can be derived from patients who have the androgen insensitivity syndrome as a result of inactivating mutations in the androgen receptor gene.
He discusses (and shows home pages) from such sites as Organisation Intersex International and Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group.
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