Testosterone predicts initiation of coitus in adolescent females.

  title={Testosterone predicts initiation of coitus in adolescent females.},
  author={Carolyn Tucker Halpern and J. Richard Udry and Chirayath M. Suchindran},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={59 2},
OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were to demonstrate, using longitudinal data, that the pubertal rise in testosterone (T) is associated with subsequent increases in female sexual interest and activity, and to examine these relationships within the context of a social control variable. METHODS Using data from a 2-year panel study of approximately 200 black and white postmenarcheal adolescent females, the relationships among semiannual measures of T, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG… CONTINUE READING

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