The influence of antenatal exposure to phthalates on subsequent female reproductive development in adolescence: a pilot study.

Abstract

We hypothesised that antenatal exposure to ubiquitous phthalates may lead to an earlier menarche and a lower prevalence of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and polycystic ovarian morphology (PCO) in adolescence. The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study recruited 3000 women at 18 weeks of gestation in 1989-1991, 1377 had antenatal serum stored… (More)
DOI: 10.1530/REP-13-0331

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