Prenatal Stress and Gender Role Behavior in Girls and Boys: A Longitudinal, Population Study

  title={Prenatal Stress and Gender Role Behavior in Girls and Boys: A Longitudinal, Population Study},
  author={M. Hines and Katie J. Johnston and S. Golombok and J. Rust and Alspac Study Team},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • M. Hines, Katie J. Johnston, +2 authors Alspac Study Team
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Prenatal stress influences neural and behavioral sexual differentiation in rodents. Male offspring of stressed pregnancies show reduced masculine-typical characteristics and increased feminine-typical characteristics, whereas female offspring show the opposite pattern, reduced feminine-typical and increased masculine-typical characteristics. These outcomes resemble those seen following manipulations of gonadal hormones and are thought to occur because stress influences these hormones during… CONTINUE READING
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