Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group

The AIS Support Group provides information and support to individuals/families with AIS and similar conditions: XY gonadal dysgenesis (Swyer’s syndrome), 5 alpha-reductase deficiency, leydig cell hypoplasia, MRKH syndrome, etc.

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) causes an interruption of the foetal development of the reproductive system resulting in abnormal development of reproductive organs and sometimes genitalia. There are two forms: complete (CAIS) and partial (PAIS).

AIS has the following synonyms: Androgen Resistance Syndrome, Testicular Feminisation Syndrome, Feminizing Testes Syndrome, Male Psuedo-hermaphroditism, Goldberg-Maxwell Syndrome (CAIS), Morris's Syndrome (CAIS), Lubs Syndrome (PAIS), Reifenstein Syndrome (PAIS), Gilbert-Dreyfus syndrome (PAIS), Rosewater Syndrome (PAIS). Other XY conditions: 5 alpha-reductase deficiency, 17 keto-steroid reductase deficiency, XY gonadal dysgenesis (Swyer Syndrome), Denys-Drash Syndrome, Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome. XX conditions: Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser (MRKH) Syndrome, Mullerian dysgenesis.

Last updated on 08/08/2014

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