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Glass, Geerkens, and Martin Publish Systematic Review on Factors Affecting Female Pubertal Timing

Posted: 6/23/2022 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Trainee Delaney Glass, co-author Joy Geerkens, and CSDE Affiliate Melanie Martin recently published a review article surveying studies that examine measures of both prepubertal growth (e.g., weight, height) and psychosocial stressors (e.g., adversity, father absence) in relation to female pubertal timing. The authors motivate this research with the lack of discussion around causal mechanisms in studies of psychosocial stressors effects on puberty, opening up the potential for confounding mechanisms assessed here.

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