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Society for Reproduction and Fertility Annual Conference 2015

Oxford, UK
20 Jul 2015 - 22 Jul 2015

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SRF Distinguished Scientist Lecture

ra0002s010 | SRF Distinguished Scientist Lecture | SRF2015

Reproduction as the pivot for adaptability of the next generation(s), and its health consequences

Sharpe Richard

Alterations in the fetal environment can alter lifetime risk of certain diseases. This also applies to reproductive function/disorders in adulthood, and we have shown that fetal androgens play a pivotal time-specific role in this regard in males.One interpretation of the ‘fetal reprogramming’ changes that can result in adult metabolic dysfunction is that it represents an adaptive change that better fits the fetus for life after birth. As our ev...