Holy Hormones Journal: I have been speaking on this topic at the AutismOne Conference for the past few years. We are witness to what may be one of the biggest gender shifts in recorded history – if not ever. Many of us do not look at the state of our health as a spectrum of development of chronic neurological and physical illness. Although we are facing record numbers of children who are chronically ill; believe those stats are close to 50%, and an appalling number of children in the autism spectrum – 1 in 46 – although that number is as low as 1 in 12 in some states – and the estimated rates if we continue at this pace will be 1 in 2 children in the next decade, we are totally ignorant of the fact that ASD is a biomarker on a much larger spectrum – that is looking more like a rabbit hole these days.
Is the extent of toxic endocrine disrupting chemicals really affecting gender?
How much have oral contraceptives contributed to the gender shift? One can only surmise and watch as the epigenetic affect unfolds.
Are Toxic Chemicals Turning Boys Into Girls?
Green Med Info
Tuesday, March 28th 2017 at 6:45 am
Dr. Melody Milam Potter
Endocrine Disruptors Sabotage the Male Fetus
In the dark warmth of the womb, a miracle unfolds silently and inexorably. An unrecognizable glom of cells begins to take shape according to a master plan laid down eons ago. The tiny mass that will soon form a priceless treasure burgeons into human form with fingers, toes, and a minuscule nose. It is female, and only nature can read the instructions that determine whether the being remains female or transforms into a male.
The evolution of this minute universe parallels that of our immeasurable one, a big bang followed by unceasing organization of shape and form using the impetus of that force. Whether our boundless universe has proceeded according to plan may be a theoretic issue. Whether this tiny universe follows its own plan is a chemical one.
Where are the Boys?
As early as April of 1998, the Journal of the American Medical Association quietly released a special report that revealed puzzling news. The number of males born in industrialized nations has dropped dramatically since 1970, constituting a serious reversal in earlier trends. Records up to 2014 show that trend continuing.
Human male births have always held a marginal advantage, probably Nature’s way of insuring that enough of the somewhat more physically vulnerable male infants will survive. Earlier last century, between 1900 and 1950, typically as many as 106 males to every 100 female babies were born, probably because obstetrical practices improved so much that more male babies survived pregnancy and delivery. Census figures after 1970 indicate a trend reversal, a significant reduction in the number of little boys born. Today in industrialized nations, including Canada, the U.S.A., Sweden, and the Netherlands, that ratio has dropped significantly, a shift which over four decades translates to at least one male less in 1000 births or about 80,000-100,000 fewer males in a population as large as the U.S.A. Over the world that adds up significantly, creating a red flag for humanity.
Although in a population of 325 million, 80,000 seems like a drop in the proverbial bucket, the real mystery exists in what is happening to these little boys. While it may seem counter-intuitive, top environmental scientists say these little boys may be being born female.