Prenatal versus postnatal sex steroid hormone effects on autistic traits in children at 18 to 24 months of age

@inproceedings{Auyeung2012PrenatalVP,
  title={Prenatal versus postnatal sex steroid hormone effects on autistic traits in children at 18 to 24 months of age},
  author={Bonnie Auyeung and Jag S Ahluwalia and Lynn Thomson and Kevin P Taylor and Gerald Hackett and Kieran J. O’Donnell and Simon Baron-Cohen},
  booktitle={Molecular autism},
  year={2012}
}
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Studies of prenatal exposure to sex steroid hormones predict autistic traits in children at 18 to 24 and at 96 months of age. However, it is not known whether postnatal exposure to these hormones has a similar effect. This study compares prenatal and postnatal sex steroid hormone levels in relation to autistic traits in 18 to 24-month-old children.Fetal testosterone (fT) and fetal estradiol (fE) levels were measured in amniotic fluid from pregnant women (n = 35… CONTINUE READING
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