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How do medications treat androgen insensitivity syndrome?

Medications used to treat androgen insensitivity syndrome are usually hormone-based drugs. These medications contain estrogen that replaces the sex hormones the body doesn't produce naturally in people with androgen insensitivity syndrome. Many estrogen medications are available as patches applied to the skin or as pills taken by mouth, and treatment usually begins after puberty. Other non-medication treatments may be an option, so talk to your doctor to determine the most effective treatment for you or your child.

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