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Androgen Effects on Women’s Gendered Behaviour

Citation

Udry, J. Richard; Morris, Naomi M.; & Kovenock, Judith (1995). Androgen Effects on Women's Gendered Behaviour. Journal of Biosocial Science, 27(3), 359-68.

Abstract

Test of the applicability of the hormonal theory of sex-dimorphic behaviour to adult women is achieved in this study by assembling measures of prenatal and adult androgen exposure, and a broad measure of gendered behaviour on a sample of white women aged 27-30. Androgen exposure in the second (and no other) trimester of fetal life, combined with and in interaction with adult androgens, masculineses women's behaviour and explains a substantial proportion of the within-sex variance in women's adult gendered behaviour.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0021932000022884

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Biosocial Science

Author(s)

Udry, J. Richard
Morris, Naomi M.
Kovenock, Judith

Year Published

1995

Volume Number

27

Issue Number

3

Pages

359-68

Reference ID

559