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Association of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Age of Menarche, and Adult Reproductive Behavior: Does the Androgen Receptor Gene Play a Role?

Jorm, Anthony F; Christensen, Helen; Jacomb, Trish; Easteal, Simon; Rodgers, Bryan


Previous research has reported associations between adverse childhood experiences, early menarche, and early sexual activity. One hypothesis to account for these findings is that an X-linked androgen receptor GGC-repeat polymorphism predisposes fathers to behaviors which include family abandonment and their daughters to earlier menarche and sexual activity and less stable relationships. Retrospective data relevant to this theory were examined from a community survey involving 3,702 women in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A


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