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What is androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS)?

Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is a condition that affects sexual development. People with AIS are genetically male, which means they have one X and one Y chromosome. However, unlike other males, people with AIS don't respond to male sex hormones, called androgens. This inability to process androgens causes people with AIS to have physical characteristics of females.

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