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Effects of Prenatal Hormone Treatment on Mental Abilities

  • Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg
  • Anke A. Ehrhardt
Part of the Perspectives in Sexuality book series (Persp. Sex.)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Mental Ability General Mental Ability Habitual Abortion Toxemic Pregnancy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg
    • 1
  • Anke A. Ehrhardt
    • 1
  1. 1.USA

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