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Androgen Effects on Women’s Gendered Behaviour


Udry, J. Richard; Morris, Naomi M.; & Kovenock, Judith (1995). Androgen Effects on Women's Gendered Behaviour. Journal of Biosocial Science, 27(3), 359-368.


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.


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Journal of Biosocial Science


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