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What increases the risk for androgen insensitivity syndrome?

Androgen insensitivity syndrome, or AIS, is caused by a genetic mutation, so certain genetic factors may increase your risk. AIS is a disorder caused by a problem with an X chromosome, which means that women can be carriers of the mutation without actually having AIS. If your mother is a carrier of this mutation, your risk for the condition is greatly increased. In some cases, the mutation may be spontaneous (not inherited), and risk factors for that kind of mutation are unknown.

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