Prenatal phthalate exposure and reduced masculine play in boys.

  title={Prenatal phthalate exposure and reduced masculine play in boys.},
  author={Shanna Helen Swan and Feng Liu and Melissa Hines and Robin L. Kruse and Christina Wang and J. Bruce Redmon and Amy Sparks and Benedicte Weiss},
  journal={International journal of andrology},
  volume={33 2},
Foetal exposure to antiandrogens alters androgen-sensitive development in male rodents, resulting in less male-typical behaviour. Foetal phthalate exposure is also associated with male reproductive development in humans, but neurodevelopmental outcomes have seldom been examined in relation to phthalate exposure. To assess play behaviour in relation to phthalate metabolite concentration in prenatal urine samples, we recontacted participants in the Study for Future Families whose phthalate… CONTINUE READING