Abuse in childhood and risk of uterine leiomyoma: the role of emotional support in biologic resilience.

@article{BoyntonJarrett2011AbuseIC,
  title={Abuse in childhood and risk of uterine leiomyoma: the role of emotional support in biologic resilience.},
  author={Renee D Boynton-Jarrett and Janet W Rich-Edwards and Hee-Jin Jun and Eileen N. Hibert and Rosalind J. Wright},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          6-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Childhood adversities are associated with adult health. We hypothesize that exposure to physical and sexual abuse in childhood and adolescence will be associated with incidence of clinically symptomatic uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) through influences on health behaviors and reproductive hormone regulation. METHODS Participants included 68,505 women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study II, an ongoing prospective cohort study of premenopausal women from 14 US states aged 25-42 years… CONTINUE READING

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