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Are there alternative treatments for androgen insensitivity syndrome?

There really aren't any alternative treatments that will help treat the physical effects of androgen insensitivity syndrome, but some methods may help people with AIS deal with the emotional effects. At any age, people with AIS may benefit from support groups or other counseling. Many times, talking with someone with the same disorder can help a person cope with AIS. It's also recommended that family members of children with partial AIS talk with psychologists because decisions regarding whether to raise the child as female or male may be very complex. People with gender identity issues of any kind benefit from psychological counseling. Because androgen insensitivity syndrome can cause a lot of stress and anxiety, any stress management techniques (yoga, meditation, etc.) may be helpful.

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