5-alpha reductase deficiency

Visit the AIS Support Group site for an explanation of 5-ARDS (listed under Related Conditions), for an excellent bibliography and for information on support.

Different from AIS, 5-ARDS occurs due to an autosomal defect (on a chromosome other than the X or Y chromosomes) and requires two altered genes, one from the father and one from the mother.

The experience of individuals and families affected by 5-ARDS in the Dominican Republic is featured in the Discovery Channel documentary, Is it a Boy or a Girl?