Language lateralization and handedness in women prenatally exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES)

  title={Language lateralization and handedness in women prenatally exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES)},
  author={L. L. Smith and M. Hines},
  • L. L. Smith, M. Hines
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Hand preferences and language lateralization were assessed in women exposed prenatally to the synthetic estrogen, diethylstilbestrol (DES), and in their unexposed sisters. The DES-exposed women showed an increased degree of hand preference (regardless of direction) and were more likely to be left handed for writing. However, the groups did not differ significantly on a dichotic listening measure of language lateralization. Perhaps as a result of the alterations in hand preferences, the typical… CONTINUE READING
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