Congenital abnormalities and hormones during pregnancy: a clinical review.

  title={Congenital abnormalities and hormones during pregnancy: a clinical review.},
  author={James L. Schardein},
  volume={22 3},
A review of the extensive literature on the subject indicates that sex hormones have been associated with a wide variety of adverse clinical conditions following usage during pregnancy. About 230 cases of female pseudohermaphroditism have been reported following use of hormones with androgenic potency, but masculinization observed with estrogens in a few females may represent only adrenal-stimulated pseudohermaphroditism. Feminization of males, mostly by progestogens in some 45 cases, is… CONTINUE READING
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