GENDER ASSIGNMENT IN COMPLETE ANDROGEN INSENSITIVITY SYNDROME. WHO SHOULD BE THE DECISION MAKER

  • Naveed Ahmed Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Iftikhar Ahmed Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Safdar Awan Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Omair Arshad Dar Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Shehla Kanwal Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • C. Aqeel Safdar Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Mudasir Saleem Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Androgen insensitivity syndrome, Decision maker, Y chromosome

Abstract

Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is a condition in which the target cells are unable to respond to androgenic hormones. This inability can be complete or partial. Although the individual is a genetic male due to the presence of Y chromosome but clinical presentation can vary ranging from a complete male to full female habitus. There are also individuals that lie in between these two extremes depending upon the severity of the condition. Gender assignment in such patients poses a great challenge for the care givers, parents and the patients. We report a very rare case of 10-year old phenotypic female who presented in outpatient department with bilateral inguinal hernia and during management she turned out to be a patient of complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS).

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Published
2020-10-31
How to Cite
Ahmed, N., Ahmed, I., Awan, S., Dar, O., Kanwal, S., Safdar, C. A., & Saleem, M. (2020). GENDER ASSIGNMENT IN COMPLETE ANDROGEN INSENSITIVITY SYNDROME. WHO SHOULD BE THE DECISION MAKER. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 70(5), 1593-95. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/5611
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Case Reports

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