Psychosexual Characteristics of Men and Women Exposed Prenatally to Diethylstilbestrol

  title={Psychosexual Characteristics of Men and Women Exposed Prenatally to Diethylstilbestrol},
  author={L. Titus-Ernstoff and K. Perez and E. Hatch and R. Troisi and J. Palmer and P. Hartge and M. Hyer and R. Kaufman and E. Adam and W. Strohsnitter and K. Noller and K. Pickett and R. Hoover},
  • L. Titus-Ernstoff, K. Perez, +10 authors R. Hoover
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Background. Between 1939 and the 1960s, the synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol (DES) was given to millions of pregnant women to prevent pregnancy complications and losses. The adverse effects of prenatal exposure on the genitourinary tract in men and the reproductive tract in women are well established, but the possible effects on psychosexual characteristics remain largely unknown. Methods. We evaluated DES exposure in relation to psychosexual outcomes in a cohort of 2,684 men and 5,686… CONTINUE READING
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