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Can androgen insensitivity syndrome cause permanent damage?

Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is a permanent genetic condition, so many of its effects last a lifetime. Certain effects may be treated - for instance, undescended tests may be removed, hormone therapy may bring about physical characteristics of the person's gender, and genital surgery may help improve the appearance and function of the genitals. Other effects may be more permanent. Women with complete AIS don't have female reproductive organs, so one significant permanent effect is infertility. AIS may also cause psychological issues that can affect a person permanently.

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