The problem with that is our latest enemies the zealot heralds and proselytizers. From the transmission they infect them selves with spores by rushing into derelicts, yet they still maintain a human shape. If this new group can control the virus to still maintain a human shape imagine what an advanced; cloning, mass-producing, void manipulating, sentient making, gold loving civilization could of done with it. It's not that far of a stretch to imagine that a scientist at the top of this civilization could manipulate the virus into maintaining a human shape for the purpose of creating warriors to fight the sentients. Then it's just a matter of slapping your now genocidal mutant into a suit for children to control.
Switching gender around in that process would be unnecessary and very unlike the Orokin who desire perfection in their image, and needed warriors as fast as possible.