Behavioral effects of prenatal versus postnatal androgen excess in children with 21-hydroxylase-deficient congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

@article{Berenbaum2000BehavioralEO,
  title={Behavioral effects of prenatal versus postnatal androgen excess in children with 21-hydroxylase-deficient congenital adrenal hyperplasia.},
  author={Sheri A Berenbaum and Stephen C. Duck and Kristina L Korman Bryk},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2000},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={727-33}
}
Systematic behavioral studies show that females with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency (CAH) are masculinized and defeminized in several ways; compared to their sisters, they play more with boys' toys, are more likely to use aggression when provoked, and show less interest in infants. We studied the extent to which these… CONTINUE READING