Welcome We are glad you are here! You have reached the website of the AIS-DSD Support Group. Together we are dedicated to helping those with AIS (Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome) and other DSD (Differences of Sex Development). We invite your involvement in our efforts in support, education, and advocacy. Interested in joining a support group? We have a network of hundreds of adults and families touched by these diagnoses. We also partner with many medical professionals and other organizations. You are not alone, and are truly in good company! Please take a look around the site to learn more, and feel free to contact us should you have any additional questions. Together, we can achieve a world that understands and accepts individuals with diverse sex characteristics.
What is DSD?
DSD is a medical term for disorders or differences of sex development. Often it may be referred to as intersex. Intersex is also a term for biologically/ physically not being strictly male or female sex. Having one of over 30 differences of sex development is the reason this can occur. To clarify, intersex or differences of sex development refer to the biology and/ or appearance (phenotype) of an individual, where as gender (how a person identifies) and sexual orientation (who a person is attracted to) are different things. Click here to read more about DSD.
Here you will find the latest information to give to patients, friends, and family members of those touched by DSD. Complete with photos and helpful advice, it makes a wonderful resource for those just learning about our community. For your convenience, it is available here for you to save, print and/or share!