London: Traumatic events, such as the9/11 terror attacks, could lead to miscarriage in women, a newstudy has claimed.
"Our results appear to demonstrate this, as the shocksof 9/11 may have threatened the lives of male foetuses acrossthe US." For the study, the researchers compared foetal deathrates between 1996 to December 2002 to calculate the rate ofmale fatalities, using data from 50 US States. In Septemberthe numbers peaked, they found. "Across many species stressful times reportedly reducethe male birth rate. This is commonly thought to reflect somemechanism conserved by natural selection to improve themother`s overall reproductive success," Bruckner said.
The findings have been published in the `BMC PublicHealth` journal. PTI
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