Abbott authors invited reflection in Fertility Sterility

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David Abbott, PhD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive Sciences, published an Invited Reflection in Fertility Sterility!

Midgestation origins of androgenic and estrogenic pathophysiology in three major women’s health disorders is a response to an article in the same issue that sought to demonstrate associations between some physiological measurements and the incidence of female reproductive disorders like PCOS and endometriosis. According to Abbott’s commentary:

“…Peters and Lambalk’s paper provides additional insight into the potential importance of gestational hormonal environments in contributing pathogenic origins to major reproductive disorders in women. Although the technologic abilities to safely quantify circulating hormone concentrations in, or to obtain tissue from, human fetuses do not yet exist, improvements in measuring postnatal biomarkers of prenatal hormone exposure may provide clinically relevant indicators to target preventative interventions during maternal-placental-fetal development, infancy and/or childhood.”

Read the whole Reflection here. Amazing work, Dr. Abbott!