Special Need – Anorchism

Special Needs Guide

Anorchism:   A boy born with anorchism will typically have a normally developed penis and scrotum; however will not have testes.

Possible complications: Without hormone therapy, boys may experience limited penis and public hair growth, no deepening of voice, and difficulty gaining muscle mass.

Treatment: Anorchism is treatable with proper therapy. The primary treatment involves hormone therapy to compensate for the testosterone the testes would have normally produced. Prosthetic testicle implants are also available.

Love Without Boundaries[1]


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[1] Love Without Boundaries – http://www.adoptspecialneeds.org/