Father absence and timing of menarche in adolescent girls from a UK cohort: the mediating role of maternal depression and major financial problems.


In a prospective birth cohort study of 5295 girls from the UK-based Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), we examined the association between biological father absence in childhood and age at menarche whilst adjusting for antenatal indicators of socioeconomic disadvantage and maternal characteristics. We also examined whether exposure to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.02.003

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