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Diseases » XY female » Glossary

Glossary for XY female

  • Amenorrhea: Absence of menstrual periods due to many possible causes.
  • Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome: Females with male XY genetics but inability to respond to testosterone.
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Endocrine system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the endocrine systems, such as the related hormones or glands.
  • Female reproductive conditions: Medical conditions affecting the female reproductive system.
  • Fertility conditions: Medical conditions relating to fertility, including infertility.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Gonadal dysgenesis: The abnormal development of gonads which means that the sex hormones are not being produced. The gonads are the primary reproductive organs - testes in males and ovaries in females. These organs produced sperm and eggs as well as sex hormones - testes produce the male hormone called testosterone and ovaries produce the female hormone called estrogen. Abnormal gonad development and hence lack of sex hormones can affect sexual differentiation between males and females and puberty may be delayed or fail to occur altogether.
  • Hypogonadism: Medical term for a defect of the reproductive system that results in lack of function of the gonads (ovaries or testes).
  • Reproductive conditions: Medical conditions of the reproductive system in men or women.
  • Womens health conditions: Medical conditions related to women's health.


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