Effects of Prenatal Hormone Treatment on Mental Abilities
The research on the influence of sex hormones on the developing brain focuses on two aspects: one is the influence on the whole brain, learning ability, and intelligence; the other is the influence on specific brain systems, especially those that relate to sex-dimorphic behavior. We are currently conducting a study on the effects of various hormones on both aspects but will limit this report to the effects of a synthetic steroid hormone, medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), on general mental abilities.
KeywordsMedroxyprogesterone Acetate Mental Ability General Mental Ability Habitual Abortion Toxemic Pregnancy
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