Sex ratio in the offspring of pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome: Effect of different phenotypes

S. Palomba, A. Falbo, M. Rocca, A. Albano, M. Condorelli, R. Mazza, J. H. James, F. Zullo

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Abstract

Aim. The aim of this paper was to investigate the sex ratio in the offspring of pregnant patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Methods. Analysis of 70 pregnant patients with PCOS who achieve a pregnancy without any kind of treatment, and having as controls 63 healthy pregnant women without any feature of PCOS. Results. No significant difference in sex ratio was detected between PCOS and controls, even if it resulted significantly different in the full-blown and non-PCO phenotypes. Conclusion. The PCOS phenotypes influenced the sex ratio in the offspring, suggesting that environmental factors could play a role in determination of the offspring gender.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-218
Number of pages6
JournalMinerva Ginecologica
Volume63
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • Phenotype
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Sex ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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