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Socioeconomic inequalities in very preterm birth rates
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    This may be due to testosterone levels...

    Dear Editor,

    A case may be made that increased maternal testosterone is involved in increased preterm births. Black, pregnant women produce more testosterone than white women (Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2005; 14: 1514-20) and black births exhibit increased premature births.

    Learning disabilities in children have been connected with increased testosterone (Physiol Behav 1993; 53: 583-6). Populations...

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