Virilization

Virilization

This is a process in which male sex characteristics occur in a female or at an earlier age than normal in a boy. Some traits that occur with virilization include: increased body hair, facial hair, deepening of the voice, and male-pattern baldness (hair loss at the temples). Girls with virilization may have enlargement of the clitoris and fusion of the folds of the labia that make the labia resemble a scrotum.

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