Altered prostate growth and daily sperm production in male mice exposed prenatally to subclinical doses of 17alpha-ethinyl oestradiol.

@article{Thayer2001AlteredPG,
  title={Altered prostate growth and daily sperm production in male mice exposed prenatally to subclinical doses of 17alpha-ethinyl oestradiol.},
  author={Kristina A. Thayer and Rachel L. Ruhlen and Kembra L Howdeshell and David L Buchanan and Paul S. Cooke and Donatella Preziosi and Wade V. Welshons and Joseph Haseman and Frederick S. vom Saal},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={988-96}
}
Approximately 2 million women in the USA and Europe continue taking oral contraceptives each year during undetected pregnancy due primarily to non-compliance and also to individual variation in sensitivity to hormones in the contraceptives. Prenatal exposure to oral contraceptives containing 17alpha-ethinyl oestradiol (EE) has generally not been associated with an increased incidence of externally observable malformations at birth. The purpose of this study was to assess effects on reproductive… CONTINUE READING

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