Stephen Franks, M.D., F.Med.Sci. and Sarah L. Berga, M.D.
Volume 97, Issue 1 , Pages 2-6
PRO—The similarity of reproductive and metabolic phenotype between prenatally androgenized sheep, or monkeys, and women with PCOS provides strong supportive evidence for developmental programming being important in the etiology of PCOS. CON—While one would not exclude altogether developmental determinants of PCOS, it is difficult to view PCOS as purely developmental or resulting only from intrauterine exposures or simply an adaptation gone astray.
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