Hypospadias and increased risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.

  title={Hypospadias and increased risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.},
  author={Agnieszka Butwicka and Paul Lichtenstein and Mikael Land{\'e}n and Anna Skarin Nordenvall and Anna Nordenstr{\"o}m and Agneta Nordenskj{\"o}ld and Louise Fris{\'e}n},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={56 2},
BACKGROUND Hypospadias (aberrant opening of the urethra on the underside of the penis) occurs in 1 per 300 newborn boys. It has been previously unknown whether this common malformation is associated with increased psychiatric morbidity later in life. Studies of individuals with hypospadias also provide an opportunity to examine whether difference in androgen signaling is related to neurodevelopmental disorders. To elucidate the mechanisms behind a possible association, we also studied… CONTINUE READING
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