Navigation Links
Study finds higher prevalence of early menarche among survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Date:5/18/2009

(Boston) - African-American women who were younger at menarche, or the onset of their menstrual periods, were more likely to report a history of childhood sexual abuse, according to a new study led by a researcher at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center. The results suggest that a history of sexual abuse may increase the risk of early menarche (i.e., onset of menstrual periods before age 12 years).

The study, which appears currently on-line in the American Journal of Public Health, examined the prevalence of sexual and physical abuse in childhood among more than 35,000 African-American women aged 21-69 years participating in the Black Women's Health Study, a national prospective cohort study.

The study found that a high proportion of participants reported a history of childhood abuse: 43 percent reported physical abuse and 18 percent reported sexual abuse. Women who reported a higher frequency of childhood sexual abuse had a higher likelihood of early menarche: a 26 percent increased risk of early menarche for 1-3 incidents of sexual abuse and a 34 percent increased risk of early menarche for four or more incidents, compared with women reporting no childhood abuse. There was a weaker association between physical abuse and early menarche.

The study used a considerably larger sample than any of the previous studies; examined African-American women, who have been underrepresented in earlier investigations; controlled for potential confounders that were not controlled previously; and simultaneously accounted for sexual and physical abuse in all analyses. An important limitation was the retrospective nature of data collection, which prevented establishment of the temporal relationship between abuse onset and menarche.

According to lead author Lauren A. Wise, ScD, an epidemiologist at the Slone Epidemiology Center and an assistant professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, it is biol
'/>"/>

Contact: Gina DiGravio
gina.digravio@bmc.org
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Smoking bans do not cause job losses in bars and restaurants
2. Light Sciences Oncology Announces Results of Study on Immunotherapeutic Mechanism of Aptocine(TM), a Novel Light-Activated Drug Therapy for Cancer
3. First-of-its-Kind Study Released at the SGNA 36th Annual Conference Reveals Inconsistency in GI Endoscope Reprocessing
4. Study sees transient heart dysfunction in some long-distance runners
5. Study tests the effect of ending ambulance diversion
6. Long-term study shows low oxygen levels in prostate tumors can predict recurrence
7. U.S. Study Shows Significant Improvement for Patients Suffering from Excessive Sweating with Topical Antiperspirant
8. BioVex To Announce Updated Survival Data From a Phase II Clinical Study of OncoVEX GM-CSF in Metastatic Melanoma at The 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting
9. Study compares formulations of 3 aspirin types
10. Study makes first connection between heart disorder and Alzheimers disease
11. Study compares formulations of three aspirin types
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/19/2014)... BambooIndustry.com, one of the most popular suppliers of bamboo ... deckings . Moreover, the company has launched a special ... at deeply discounted rates. , As is known ... significance of online business nowadays. Thus, BambooIndustry.com pays a ... are striving to deliver both value and efficiency for ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 This ... for Partial Seizure, complete with comparative analysis at ... of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and ... news and press releases. It also reviews key ... Seizure and special features on late-stage and discontinued ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 20, 2014 Recently, Top10BestSEOHosting.com has ... that JustHost, GoDaddy and HostMonster are the best ... (Virtual Private Server) is the method of partitioning ... of which has the appearance and capabilities of ... why the site pays close attention to VPS ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... SweetDressy.com, a professional company of women’s dresses and ... evening dresses . All the company’s old and ... discount is up to 66 percent off. , ... fashion field. Its dress specialists are striving to make ... of the world. All the company’s items are unique, ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., with offices in Woodbury, ... consecutive year as one of Long Island’s best cosmetic surgeons. ... nominated as the best provider for Botox injections. Glisten, his ... Spa and best Laser Treatment center on Long Island.* , ... vote for the contest once per day, per IP address. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:High Quality Bamboo Deckings, New Items Unveiled By BambooIndustry.com 2Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:The Best VPS Hosting Suppliers In The Market Unveiled By Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:Promotion For Beautiful Long Evening Dresses Launched By SweetDressy.com 2Health News:Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg – Nominated for the 10th Consecutive Year for One of Long Island’s Best Cosmetic Surgeons for 2015 by the Long Island Press 2
... aspirin to prevent heart problem have increased tremendously//. ... of Public Health (GSPH) and others conducted the study and ... African Americans and diabetics do not opt for aspirin therapy. ... and Europe measured regular use of aspirin among 2,163 African ...
... available at Northern Ireland jails have come in for ... committed suicide inside the premises of the prisons since ... to be addressed to prevent such incidences from recurring, ... ,Previous recommendations with regard to this ...
... regard to a ten-year-old plan to scale down the number ... the rich with regard to this however remains unchanged. The ... establishment of 34 networks for providing better treatment. As many ... ,Improvements have been made with regard to declining ...
... of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (now at ... says that parental alcoholism is directly linked to illicit drug ... alcoholics (COA's) suffer because of their parent's abusive habits, but ... established between alcohol abuse in parents and drug abuse in ...
... And a new study says just that.,Due to deforestation ... collapse in orangutan populations// living in the fragmented forests ... Goossens, Lounès Chikhi, ,The main researcher, ... past hundred years. The massive effects were observed within ...
... disturbed bowel movements, abdominal pain, and the Irritable Bowel Syndrome ... Tibet, China and India. Prof Jianping Liu, lead review author, ... and that some of the traditional medicines did improve the ... trials were conducted on a small scale, so it is ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:10/20/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014   Mary,s Medicinals ... Caring, is a 4-Star Sponsor of Operation Grow4Vets ... with unique products, programs and services to assist them ... Key Facts: , An ever-increasing ... a safe and effective treatment for pain, Post-traumatic Stress ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014 CTI BioPharma Corp. ... will report its third quarter 2014 financial results on ... U.S. financial markets. Following the announcement, members of the ... discuss the results and provide a general corporate update ... the event can be obtained as follows: ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... 2014 With the recent changes in ... come across several challenges in creating and utilizing ... The Medical Affairs Consortium ... providing benchmarking and best practices across critical Medical ... service composed of three stages: 1) member-driven topic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mary's Medicinals Announces 4-Star Sponsorship of Operation Grow4Vets 2Mary's Medicinals Announces 4-Star Sponsorship of Operation Grow4Vets 3CTI BioPharma to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on October 29, 2014 2Early Key Findings from the Medical Affairs Consortium Research 2
... 2011 NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM ... announced that Jeffrey H. Burbank, CEO, received the Ernst ... New England Award in the Medical Devices category. The ... success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and ...
... ADDISON, Texas, June 17, 2011 ULURU Inc. (NYSE ... Stockholders was reconvened on June 16, 2011 for the purpose of ... to authorize the Board of Directors to amend the Company,s Restated ... to effect a reverse stock split of the Company,s outstanding common ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NxStage Founder and CEO Jeffrey Burbank Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 New England Award Winner 2NxStage Founder and CEO Jeffrey Burbank Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 New England Award Winner 3NxStage Founder and CEO Jeffrey Burbank Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 New England Award Winner 4ULURU Inc. Announces Voting Results of Reconvened Annual Meeting of Stockholders 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: