Roslyn Holly Fitch (1995) Estrogen is Still Important
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Psycoloquy 6(42): Estrogen is Still Important
ESTROGEN IS STILL IMPORTANT
Roslyn Holly Fitch
Reply to McCarthy on Sex-Brain
Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
197 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
Victor H. Denenberg
Biobehavioral Sciences Graduate Degree Program
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-4154
McCarthy (1995) provides an excellent review of
less known, but potential feminizing agents, and asserts that this
area of research should not focus on estrogen to the exclusion of
other factors. We agree, but also reiterate that data show specific
and significant feminizing effects of estrogen. Such findings argue
that although estrogen may not be the sole feminizing influence, it
is nevertheless a critical one.
corpus callosum, development, estrogen, feminization,
ovaries, sensitive period.