Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: How Does Mothers’ Cocaine Use During Pregnancy Affect Boys and Girls Differently?

Newswise imageTeens whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy are more likely to have aggression and attention problems–known predictors of later drug use and sexual risk-taking.
With a new three-year, $840,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at Case Western Reserve University now hope to learn how and when these issues may develop differently in boys and girls–and how best to address behavioral problems caused directly and indirectly by in utero cocaine exposure.