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  • Feb 22, 2012
  • 11:24 AM

Prenatal Testosterone Linked to Increased Risk of Language Delay for Male Infants, Study Shows

ScienceDaily
New research by Australian scientists reveals that males who are exposed to high levels of testosterone before birth are twice as likely to experience delays in language development compared to females. The research, published in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, focused on umbilical cord blood to explore the presence of testosterone when the language-related regions of a fetus' brain are undergoing a critical period of growth.

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