Can sex ratios at birth be used in the assessment of public health, and in the identification of causes of selected pathologies?

Early Hum Dev. 2018 Feb 08;118:15-21

Authors: James WH, Grech V

This paper will consist of two parts. In the first, further support is given to the proposal that offspring sex ratios (proportions male) may usefully be regarded as indicators of public health. In the second, it is shown that sex ratios may help in the identification of the causes and effects of several pathologies that seriously impinge on public health viz. autism, testicular cancer, hepatitis B and toxoplasmosis.

PMID: 29428574 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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