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A new report has linked the use of chemicals found in food, cosmetics and cleaning products to an increased risk of birth defects, testicular cancer and infertility among unborn boys.
Professor Richard Sharpe, a reproductive biologist of the Medical Research Council said the chemicals work to “feminize” male infants while still in the womb. The chemicals can block the male sex hormone testosterone, and even mimic the female hormone estrogen.
Researchers point to birth defects seen on the penis, rising rates of testicular cancer and decreasing sperm counts as evidence that the cocktail of chemicals is harming unborn males. These symptoms are known as Testicular Dysgenesis Syndrome, which is caused by a disruption of testosterone in boys.
Professor Sharpe used animal studies to reveal that testosterone-disrupting chemicals can cause TDS-like disorders . Also, he referred to other reports of chemical pollutants resulting in de-masculinisation in wildlife.
Even if it turns out that this is the cause of people being born gay, the arguement that people are born gay would still be valid.
I would perhaps guess that it may rather be one of the reasons why so many people are Transgendered "Nowadays". Now, both Gay, Bi and Transgendered people have ALLWAYS existed, however Transgendered people seem to have dramatically increased in numbers only during the later decades.
Maybe this could actually explain a big portion of that number?
"In the Womb: Identical Twins" also explores how genes not only play a role in appearance but also how they affect personalities, sexual preferences and other characteristics. Gender preferences,the gay/straight nature versus nurture question is addressed too. It seems in male twins, (if they are identical) there is a 50% chance both will be gay. First trimester testosterone saturation in male embryo brains is the assumed culprit for whether a boy will fancy girls or his own sex.
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