The demasculinization - The loss, in a male, of normal male secondary sexual characteristics (see sexual characteristics, secondary). This includes reduced facial hair growth, along with testicular atrophy (wasting away of the testes) and shrinkage of the prostate gland.

Demasculinization may occur in a range of conditions in which the testes are damaged or diseased. It may also result from disorders such as cirrhosis and kidney failure, which interfere with the processing in the body of the female sex hormone oestrogen. (See also feminization; intersex; masculinization; sex determination.)


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